Ruiru to host Captain’s Prize

Thursday March 3 2016

Kiambu’s Joyce Wanjiru follows her shot during

Kiambu’s Joyce Wanjiru follows her shot during a past tournament at Muthaiga Golf Club. Wanjiru will take part in the Ladies Open Invitational at Kiambu this weekend. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

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Action resumes at Ruiru Sports Club this weekend after a three- week break. The last event at the par 72 course was held on Valentine Day.
This weekend, the 18-hole course will host the Captain’s Prize sponsored by Vivo Energy.

A big field of 200 golfers has been drawn to tackle the tough course. At stake will be the Captain’s Prize trophy for the overall winner.

“Our course is usually tough but it has been well-prepared specifically for the tournament, which is one of the club’s major event,” said club captain Githinji Itegi.

Leading the challenge will be single figure handicap Chris Andrea, currently playing off four, Mugo Kinuthia, Dominic Mathu, Ndiga Kithae, Chege Kariuki, Harun Gicho and club chairman Ndung’u Mwaura, who are in great form.

From the ladies section, former lady captain Susan Kanyora, current lady captain Irene Wamoro, Lucy Rugu, Jane Mwaura and Pauline Mungai will also be in action.

In Mount Kenya region, action switches to Nyeri Golf Club this weekend for the Nyeri Senator’s golf tournament. Nyeri Senator Mutahi Kagwe, who is a member of the club, has sponsored the event.

A field of 123 players was drawn and club captain Arthur Muchiri is accepting post entries for the tournament.

In Nairobi, Vet Lab will host the Barclays Inter-Club tournament being sponsored by Barclays of Kenya.

At Thika, the KCB Corporate golf tournament, which has attracted a huge field of over 200 players will tee off at 6am.

On Friday afternoon, Muthaiga will host the annual Diabetics Management Information Centre Charity tournament and tomorrow the Swahili Golf tourney.

At Kiambu, over 100 players are drawn for the Ladies Open Invitation. Among  them are some top lady golfers such as  Grace Mucheru, Sarah Khanyereri, Agnes Nyakio, Ashley Awuor, Jane Njoroge, Wanjiru Karume and Joyce Wanjiru.