• Karanga/Kiaro edged Omollo/Njoroge 3-1 to secure a third title for Kiambu after 1933 and 1984.
• In the semifinals, Karanga/Kiaro beat Ruiru’s Chris Andrea/Rafael Leming’ani while Omollo/Njoroge ousted Muthaiga’s Kavit Bhakoo/John Gitonga.
Kiambu golfers ended a 40-year wait for a Nairobi District Foursome title after Michael Karanga and Steve Kiaro edged out Vet Lab’s Ebill Omollo and Lee Njoroge at Muthaiga Golf Club on Sunday.
The win was particularly important for Karanga, whose grandfather (Karanga Wanbua) was in the 1984-winning team, alongside George Ndegwa.
Karanga said the victory was welcomed with joy by his family, especially his grandfather, a Kiambu Golf Club pro.
“My grandfather is very happy that we have won the title after 40 years of trying. He is also happy that it's his grandson who has delivered the title,” said Karanga.
Karanga/Kiaro edged Omollo/Njoroge 3-1 to secure a third title for Kiambu after 1933 and 1984.
“We have been crashing out in either the semifinals or quarterfinals. This victory has given us another reason to work harder this year. It also gives us confidence as we head for the Kenya Amateur Golf Championships Series tee-off in two weeks,” said Karanga.
In the semifinals, Karanga/Kiaro beat Ruiru’s Chris Andrea/Rafael Leming’ani while Omollo/Njoroge ousted Muthaiga’s Kavit Bhakoo/John Gitonga.
“My next outing will be playing at the Michael Karanga Golf Foundation round on Saturday before embarking on the journey to defend my Sigona Bowl title. I also plan to travel to Uganda for the Victoria Cup,” explained Karanga.
Karanga won 13 tournaments last year to win the KAGC overall title.
“I had a good season last year and I want to try my best to remain on top this year. I want to extend my winnings and if possible break my records,” he said.