A junior golfer in a past event.

Maryan Mwakitawa and Kevin Anyien emerged winners of the fifth leg of the US Kids golf tournament held at Royal golf club, Nairobi.

The championship sponsored by NCBA bank in partnership with Junior Golf foundation attracted a total of 136 players.

 The junior competition that kicked-off in November 2022 involves young golfers aged between 5 to 18 years who compete in several categories.


 Kevin Anyien starred in the15-18 year-old Boys category after shooting a score of 88 gross, followed closely by Ryan Mutinda who took the runners-up position after carding a score of 84.


Shashwat Harish was the champion in the 13-14-year-olds with 79 gross. He beat Junaid Manji who shot 80 gross to claim the second position in the category.


Meanwhile, Peter Gathogo’s gross score of 83 was enough to earn him bragging rights among 12-year-olds, followed by Aidan Gachora who shot 88 gross.


Among the eleven-year-olds, Mwathi Gicheru carded a 74 to emerge winner among the 11 year-olds followed by Amar Shah with 77.


At the same time, Trevy Mungai, Ivan Kimutai, Jeff Kibe, Adam Nesbit, Kanana Muthomi, Shuhan Peng starred in the six, seven, eight, nine, ten, and eleven-year-old boys’ categories, respectively.


Juniors Adam Nesbitt and Lukas Kampa claimed bragging rights among the nine and ten-year-old boys’ categories respectively.


In the girls category Maryam Mwakitawa topped the 15-18 year-olds category with a gross score of 84 while Anthonia Mbuthia came in second with a score of 94.


Meanwhile, Bianca Ngecu carded a score of 83 gross to top the 13-14-year-olds category, while Audrey Gachora shot an 87 to emerge second.

At the same time, Brianna Ngecu emerged champions among the 11-12 year-olds girls’ categories while Kanana Muthomi emerged top among the 9-10 year-olds.


Speaking during the tournament, NCBA Bank Yaya Center Branch Manager Peter Omolo said that the tournament is important in developing the young golfers skills.

“We are delighted to be back with this tournament after the festive period break. This is a very important tournament that we hope will go a long way in ensuring that young talent is nurtured at an early age. We are encouraged by the great reception of the tournament among the kids and we hope that the remaining events will attract even more juniors. As NCBA Bank, we remain committed to ensuring the growth of the sport in Kenya and through supporting such tournaments, we are confident that we shall achieve the goal of taking Kenyan golf to greater levels,” he said.

The 6th leg of the tournament is expected to be held this Sunday, 8th January at Sigona Golf Club, Kiambu County.

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