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Chirchir,Wanjiku victorious in third leg of NCBA series in Eldoret

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Eldoret Sports Club’s James Chirchir carded a remarkable round of 41 points on Saturday to claim victory in the Division One category of his home club’s leg of the 2024 NCBA Golf Series.

The handicap 11 golfer shrugged off stiff competition from fellow club-mate Joseph (handicap 9) whose equally commendable 38 stableford points at the end of play secured him the runner-up position in the category.

In the Ladies category, Miriam Wanjiku, playing off handicap 12, clinched victory with a final score of 36 points.

Gracemary Karira, playing off a handicap 6, secured the runner-up position with an equally impressive score of 36 points.

In Division 2, Cheptoo Johana claimed victory in the Men’s category, playing off a handicap of 15 and scoring 36 points. Satwinder Sagoo emerged victorious in the Ladies category, returning an impressive 40 Stableford points playing off a handicap of 16.

At the same time, Anita Cherop, playing off a handicap of 26, won Division 3 title after returning 33 Stableford points.

In the subsidiary categories, Josephine Chesang playing off a handicap of 23 claimed victory as the Guest winner after scoring 32 points.

Meanwhile, handicap 29 Rahab Thuo emerged victorious in the Staff category with a score of 31 points, while Junior golfer Ryan Tolgos won the juniors class with an impressive gross score of 100 points.

The third leg of the 23-round series in Eldoret drew participants majorly from North Rift region with winners securing ako in the series’ grand finale in November.

Jacquie Muhati, NCBA Group Deputy Director & Head of Brands was ecstatic with the leg in Eldoret.

“This being the third leg of the series, I must say that the journey has started very well as we have witnessed some great golfing action that shows great promise for the future of our sport across Kenya – and this is exactly what we seek to achieve through this series,” she said.
She expressed her optimism of the series also nurture Junior talents.A total of 12 junior players took part in the Eldoret league.

“We are encouraged by the great number of junior participants who joined the Eldoret leg of the NCBA Series events. This record-breaking turnout highlights the growing enthusiasm for golf among young players beyond Nairobi and underscores the inclusive nature of the sport. It’s a testament to our commitment to fostering the next generation of golfers and promoting the game’s accessibility across diverse regions,” she added.

Eldoret Sports Club captain Dr. Mathew Koech expressed his gratitude for the successful event, saying, “The NCBA Golf Series has brought a wonderful display of talent to our club. We are thrilled to have hosted such a prestigious event, and we extend our heartfelt appreciation to NCBA for their continued support in promoting golf in our region.”

After the Eldoret leg, the Series moves to Ruiru Sports Club on April 20th.

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