Home player Samuel Njoroge stunned a strong field of 44 professional and top amateurs to win the sixth leg of the Savannah Golf Tour played at the Railways Golf Club.

Njoroge capitalized on his home advantage to post an incredible 7-under par 65 to claim the top honors in the competition, beating his closest rival Kakamega Golf Club’s Dismas Indiza who scored a decent 5-under par 67 to come in second.

Njoroge played an incredible front nine, scoring 5 birdies and holding pars in the rest of the holes. In the second nine, he scored birdies on holes 11, 14, 16, and 18, with bogeys in the thirteenth and seventeenth holes doing little to prevent him from claiming victory on the day. For his efforts, he bagged Ksh. 64,000 of the prize money.

On his part, long-hitter Dismas Indiza played a decent front nine, scoring birdies on the first, second, and seventh holes. He held pars in the rest of the holes apart from hole 6 where he returned a bogey.  In the second Nine, he scored birdies on holes 10, 14, 16, and 18 and returned a bogey on hole 15, holding pars in the rest. He took home Ksh. 46,000 of the prize money.

Coming in third was Vet Lab Sports Club-based professional Edwin Mudanyi who returned a score of one-under-par 71 at the nine-hole golf course. Mundayi who won the inaugural Savannah Tour, had a decent outing, scoring birdies on holes 5, 6, 9, and 14. However, he failed to capitalize his chances on holes 3, 15, and 17 where he dropped points.

Meanwhile, Kiambu Golf Club’s top amateur Michael KarangaTom Omuli was tied in the fourth position after holding pars.

Commenting on his win, Njoroge said;

“The secret behind my win today is that I have been practicing a lot before the tournament and this also being my home club, means that I know it inside-out. I played a great game, had great swings and I am happy to have emerged the winner of this leg of the Tour despite the strong challenge from my opponents.”   

By Ariel Okall