Madoya leads Great Rift team to Pro-Am win at Karen

Written By: Hunja Macharia
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Great Rift Valley's Jastas Madoya follows the flight of his shot at the 13th tee during the Pro-Am event of the Karen Country Club leg of the 2019_2020 Safari Tour Golf Series.

The eleventh and final leg of the 2019/2020 Safari Tour Golf Series teed off this morning at the Karen Country Club with a Pro-Am event that attracted a field of 180 golfers.

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Great Rift Valley and Golf Resort’s Justus Madoya led his team to victory having carded a total of 51 points to combine with the best joint score of his team of 39 for a total of 90 points to see them emerge winners of the event.

They were closely followed by Geoffrey Makokha and his team which carded a total of 87 points after Geoffrey combined his day’s 51 points with the best joint score for his team of 36.

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Rwandan pro Aloys Nsabimana, carded a score of 39 to combine with his team’s joint best score of 33 to card a total of 82 to help his team to a third-place finish.

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With the impressive performance, Justus banked Ksh 30,000 while Geoffrey and Aloys took jome Ksh 20,000 and Ksh 10,000 respectively.

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In the subsequent members’ event, Irene Auma emerged the overall winner with 43 points while George Gitogo emerged victorious in the Men’s category with 41 points.

Stanley Nduati was Men’s runner-up with 39 points while Joyce Van Tongeren was crowned lady winner with 39 points as Rose Musau emerged lady runner-up.

Eric Karuga took the best first nine prize with 21 points, while Kezie Kihara won the best second nine prize with 23 points.

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Justus Njogu took the longest drive prize for men while Louisa Gitau took home the longest drive prize for ladies. David Nduati took home the nearest-to-the-pin prize.

The event, whose amateur prizes were sponsored by KBL through the Johnnie Walker brand, attracted a record field of professional players for a Safari Tour Pro-Am with 43 pros taking to the course as they prepped themselves for the main tournament which tees off tomorrow at 8:30am. 

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