Home player Samuel Nyamweya not only posted the day’s best score but also led his team to victory during the 14th leg of the ongoing Dasani Golf Gala at the nine-hole Nyanza Golf Club’s course over the weekend. This qualifying round brought together players from Nyanza, Mumias and Kakamega.
Nyamweya’s team posted a cumulative 116 points with other contributions from the handicap 27 Geoffrey Obol, who posted 37 points and handicap 25, George Odongo with 32 points. Lucas Nyambogo, a handicap 10 player, was the team’s weakest link on 30 points. Speaking on behalf of the team, Nyamweya said he felt honoured to have won the qualifying round,vowing to maintain the same form during the Grand Finale set for Karen Country Club on September 29.
He added, “It is a great honour to have posted the best score in such a big event and we will not let Nyanza Club down come the Grand Finale,” said Nyamweya. Earning the second qualifying berth from Nyanza second team was the team of handicap 12 H. S. Sokhi, handicap 17 J. C. Lee, handicap 17 Sam Deya and Wycliff Nyambogo, a handicap 29 player.
Sokhi posted 40 points, while Deya contributed 39 points and Lee had 30 points. Nyambogo was the team’s weakest link on 29 points. The reserve team slot was made up of R. Karia (39), Jiten Pabari (37), B. M. Shah (31) and P. Thakrar (29) with a combined score of 107 points. Sigona’s Peter Kibuku, a handicap 26 player, claimed the guest winners prize with 32 points.
Speaking at the function and noted that the players had shown a lot of character in mastering the course. She urged them to give a good performance at the Grand Finale, saying, “The grand prize this year will see the winning team of four players travel to Dubai to attend the Grand Finale of the European Tour and the DP World Tour Championships at the Jumeirah Golf Estates.
They will also have the opportunity to see Europe’s top 60 money earners on the 2012 Order of Merit battle it out for a 1.3 million winner’s cheque.” “In addition, they will play at some of the best golf courses in the region, including the Dubai Creek Course and the challenging Faldo Course at the Emirates Golf Club, a course designed by former world number 1 and six-time major Champion Sir Nick Faldo,” said Asimba Action now moves to Machakos Golf Club this weekend, where eight more qualifiers will be for the Grand Finale.