• Sunday's action at the par-71 Muthaiga course attracted 174 juniors.
• The tournament aimed to provide junior golfers with a platform to refine their skills and enhance their competitiveness.
A record 319 young golfers took to the course for the U.S. Kids Golf spring local tour double-header hosted at Karen Country Club and Muthaiga Golf Club over the weekend.
Saturday's event at the ever-green par-72 Karen course saw 145 young golfers compete, while Sunday's action at the par-71 Muthaiga course attracted 174 juniors.
The tournaments, jointly organized by U.S. Kids Golf and the Junior Golf Foundation Kenya and supported by NCBA Bank, aimed to provide junior golfers with a platform to refine their skills and enhance their competitiveness.
At the Karen leg, Ewan Van Niekerk emerged as the top player in the boys 15-18-year-olds category with a score of 83 gross, followed closely by Ishan Samani with 84 gross.
In the 13-14-year-olds category, Shashwat Harish claimed victory with 75 gross points while Justin Ngeera won the boys 12-year-olds category with 81 gross.
Amar Shah achieved the best score among the 11-year-old boys with 81 gross.
In the boys, ten, nine, eight, seven, and six-and-under categories, Gitonga Gitobu, Adam Nesbitt, Paren Ree, Ivan Kipyegon Kimutai and Surya Bongu were crowned winners.
Among the girls, Hazel Kuria secured top honors in the 15-18-year-olds category with a score of 93 gross.
Meanwhile, at Muthaiga, Junaid Manji claimed first place in the boys 15-18-year-olds category with a round of 76, defeating Ewan Van Niekerk, who finished with 83 gross.
Nathan Mwangi emerged as the winner in the boys 13-14-year-olds category with 79 points, edging out Tsevi Soni on countback.
Mwathi Gicheru topped the 12-year-old category with an impressive score of 74 gross.
Among the girls, Hazel Kuria claimed victory in the 15-18-year-olds category with 82 gross.
Cherono Kipkorir took the top spot in the 13-14-year-olds category with 85 gross.
In other categories, Brianna Ngecu (11-12-year-olds), Aria Dodhia (nine-to-ten-year-olds), and Irene Asiyo (eight years and under) were crowned winners.