•Grothey finished the day four points better than fellow clubmate, Mohdhar Abubakar (handicap 6), who carded a round of 76 gross to claim the winner’s position in the men’s category
•Among the juniors, Alyssa Jamal, showcased remarkable skills and talent, managing an impressive score of 78 gross to claim the bragging rights among the juniors.
Home player Olaf Grothey, playing off handicap 3, carded an impressive round of 72 gross to claim the overall title during the 11th leg of the 2023 NCBA Golf Series at the par-71 Nyali Golf & Country Club
He finished the day four points better than fellow club mate, Mohdhar Abubakar (handicap 6), who carded a round of 76 gross to claim the winner’s position in the men’s category ahead of handicap 10 Jimmy Kingori who ended the round with 77 gross.
The margins were close as well in the ladies’ category which was won by Mary Kandu after she carded 82 gross, beating Truphena Oyaro on countback.
Among the juniors, Alyssa Jamal, showcased remarkable skills and talent, managing an impressive score of 78 gross to claim the bragging rights among the juniors.
Following their triumph, the six top golfers become the latest addition to the list of players who have booked their slots to play in the tournament’s finals set for December at Sigona Golf Club.
In other categories, Mughal Akram and Pauline Gichara won the men's and women’s longest drive respectively. Rose Njogu claimed the nearest to the pin challenge.
Speaking during the prize-giving ceremony, NCBA Ag. Group Director, Global Markets, Raphael Agung said the series has helped create an engagement and interaction platform for the bank.
“Today, we are particularly impressed by the remarkable turnout of 180 golfers, including the impressive participation of six juniors. We are genuinely proud to provide this platform, allowing golfers to not only exhibit their exceptional talents but also to forge lasting connections and memories,” he added.
As of now, 48 golfers, including 11 juniors, have secured their slots to participate in the Grand Finale.
Attention now shifts to the Kitale for the 12th event in the series calendar to be held next week.