Muthaiga Golf Club’s Jeff Kubwa shrugged off a strong challenge in a sudden-death play-off to clinch the fourth leg of the Savannah Tour Golf Tournament played at Sigona Golf Club. 

At the close of regulation play, a total of six players were tied on 2 under-par 70 at the 18-hole golf course. They were: Jeff Kubwa, Frank Matilo, Dismas Indiza, Eric Ooko, Jacob Okello, and Justus Asena. 

The six-headed for a sudden-death play-off where Kubwa who is Kenya’s only deaf professional golfer emerged victorious. During regular play, the first nine proved to be challenging as he dropped shots in the fifth and seventh holes and held pars in the rest of the holes. He however recovered in the second nine, hitting birdies in the fifteenth and eighteenth holes, and playing safe for pars in the rest of the holes to return a score of 2 under-par 70. 

Commenting on his performance in the tournament, Kubwa said;

“I have never played in a six-man playoff. It was quite challenging but I encouraged myself to go for it. I still need to work on my putting which is good but not great as I would want it to be.”

The Sigona round of the tournament attracted a total of 68 professional and amateur golfers.

By Ariel Okall