Veteran Shah wins Sanden Intercool tourney

Sunday September 9 2018

Ruiru Sports Club Peter Mwaura tees off during a past event. PHOTO | COURTESY |

Ruiru Sports Club Peter Mwaura tees off during a past event. PHOTO | COURTESY |  

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Veteran Sigona golfer Anil K. Shah was in his best form over the weekend as he produced an excellent score of 41 stableford points, to claim the overall title during this year’s Sanden Intercool golf day at the par 72 Sigona Golf Club course.

The 70-year-old Shah, who started his golfing career at Kiambu Golf Club many years ago and currently playing off handicap 24, managed to overcome a first hole scratch and a couple of double bogeys to beat the field of 155 golfers.

“I don’t even know where this golf came from as its long since I managed to post such a score, but I am very because I may not be able to return such a score like this’’ said Shah who beat second placed Kamal Sehmi by one point.

In third place with 39 points was Ben Bella, who beat Gakuo Ndirangu and Sophie Liu on countback.

Former national team player Kuku Awan now playing off handicap four, carded 33 points to emerge as the guest winner, with Ali Khimji winning the junior title on 34 points.

The nines went to Jolly Esmail on 22 and Eunice Migwi, who posted 23 points.

At Ruiru Sports Club, lady golfer Catherine Wambui beat a field of over 200 golfers to claim the overall title in the Oxygene MCL golf tournament.

Wambui combined 19 and 22 for 41 points, beating men winner Joseph Mugo and runner up Joseph Kibui by two points.

In the ladies' section, Veronica Mwaura posted 40 points to win by four points from Esther Njeru 36, while Shoban Patel was third on 35 points.

Kelvin Kaburu was the best men guest with a score of 41 and the lady guest winner was Hildah Muhia on 36 points.

Leading the sponsors was Mutahi Mureithi with 36 points, one better than James Makau, as Anthony Kamau and club captain Peter Mwaura finished on 25 and 22 points.

At the par 72 Thika Sports Club course, lady golfer Margaret Maina posted 43 points to win the high scoring Engineers Golf tournament.

Maina combine 21 and 22 points, while taking the men’s first prize on 41 points was Andrew Muriuki, who beat David Matano by three points as Col Githaiga on 38 was third.

James Wangai was fourth also on 38 points with Anastasia Karimi taking the ladies first prize on 41, winning by the narrow margin of one point from Juliana Musyoka, while the sponsors winner was S.G.K. Njumu on 37 points, after a countback with Kinyanjui Wainaina.

Job Kamau emerged the best guest with 41 points and the nines went to Wilson Mwangi on 22 points and Paul Nduati who carded 21 points.

The following are summarised weekend golf round-up;

At Thika Greens; Brinks Security Golf Day; Overall winners; Julius Gichimu/Paul Nugi 66 nett, cb Ndiga Kithae/Jamleck Kamau 66, Jane Gikonyo/Tonny Kwalanda 67. Gross Winners- Joseph Maina/Charles Hinga 74, J.N.Thiga/J.Thiga 75.

At Kericho; Pan Africa Equipment/FMD East Africa Golf Day; Overall Winner- Janet Ruto 44 points, Men Winner- Fidel Wasike 39, V Maiyo 38, Lady- L. Kipngok 38, H. Koech 37, Guest- S.K. Chepkwony 38, E. Barno 38, Guest Winner- Lady- E. Wambui 38, L. Mukuru 29, Junior

At Nyanza Golf Club- Madison Group Golf Day; Overall winner- David Sate 40 pts, Men Winner- Ronnie Oeuor 38, Prashant Thakrar 37, Lady- Antonia Akanama 35, Senior winner- William McTough 36, Nines; Tobius See 22, Sam Onyango 20.

At Machakos; Chairman;s Prize sponsored by NIC Bank; Winner- Jackson Nzioki 38 pts, Francis Njeru 36, cb Fred Kilonzi 36, Daniel Salaton 35, Guest- F.G. Nganga 36, J.Kimondo 34, C. Chris 33, Lady- Jane Kiiti 37, Nairimas Ole Sein 36, Nines; Collins Kaloki 20, Josephat Mboya 19.

At Vet Lab; Co-op Bank Golf ; Overall Winner: Jay Vadgama 43 Pts.Men winner- Wilberforce Nadida 41, Keyal Shah 39, cb George Ketem 39, Lady- Racheal Kimani 39, Rachel Ndei 37, Joyce Wafula 36, Junior- Pranay Shah 37, Senior Mathew Kanyi 37, Sponsor- Milikah Sang 30, Guest- T.L. Chavda 37, Muchai Githu 36.

At Mombasa; The Navy Commander’s Cup Golf Day sponsored by Paramount Group and KDF Golf Association; KDF Winner- Col Ben Mwololo 27, Brigadier Charles Kahariri 25, Gen George Owinoh 25, Mombasa Winner- Francis Muthamia 38, Wilfred Wanjui 38, Omar Lewa 37, Lady- Mary Kandu 33, Gladys Mutisya 31, Florence Karimi 29, Guest- Daniel Ondeng’a 32, Liban Roba 30.