- Each of the three top finishers will receive a Sh100,000 cash prize.
- "This has been a wonderful journey for us since we set sail in March this year."
The stage is set for the climax of the 2023 NCBA golf series as the picturesque 18-hole Sigona Golf Club plays host to the series’ grand finale on December 1.
This eagerly anticipated event will see golfers who triumphed in their club competitions gather for the ultimate showdown, competing for the series' top honours in the overall, men's, ladies', and junior categories.
This year's finale has a total prize pool of Sh300,000, with each of the three top finishers—receiving a Sh100,000 cash prize.
Among the golfers who are expected to put up a strong challenge to the title include Kevin Mbatia of Railway Golf Club, who clinched the overall victory in his home club's leg.
Limuru's duo of Paul Muchangi and John Kariuki, demonstrated their prowess with impressive scores of 73 and 76 gross, respectively, during their club's tournaments.
All eyes will also be on the skilled scratch golfer John Odhiambo from Royal, Muthaiga's Evans Vitisia, Kitale's Isaac Gitonga, Wade Kilburn, and Paul Kaguamba from Karen, among others.
The aforementioned delivered top performances in their respective home club's tournaments.
Among the ladies, Noni Wanyee, winner of the ladies’ category at Limuru Golf Club, Kakamega’s Lydia Aketch, and Vetlab’s Mary Karano are also expected to return top scores at the tournament.
"The tournament preparations are in their final stages. The course is in excellent condition, thanks to the ongoing rains. We are ready to welcome the finest amateur golfers for a great day of golf and we look forward to the tournament," Sigona Golf Club captain Pratik Sanghrajka stated.
NCBA group managing director, John Gachora, said: "This has been a wonderful journey for us since we set sail in March this year. With top amateur players from across the country set to battle it out, we can expect nothing but the very best of what the series has had to offer."
"The overwhelming participation from across the East African region, with over 3,000 golfers taking part, speaks to our initial goal of promoting the sport by giving as many golfers as possible a chance to play and improve their competitive skills."
The 2023 series has become a regional sensation, with events held in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
The series, now in its third edition, has attracted over 3,000 golfers from diverse backgrounds and skill levels, providing a platform for friendly competition and talent showcase.
The Series teed off in March at the Kenya Railway Golf Club, with subsequent qualifiers hosted at various clubs across the three nations.