Golf: Mwakitawa, Shah, put on a show at Sigona during junior championship leg
The sixth leg of the junior golf championship culminated at Sigona country club with over 160 golfers taking part.
The junior golfers aged between 5 -18 years took part in the tournament that is jointly organized by, the Junior Golf Foundation, and the U.S. Kids Golf Association and supported by NCBA Group.
In the 15-18 years boys’ category, Krish Shah emerged as the winner having carded 81 gross. He was followed by Kevin Anyien and Hansil Tank who finished in second and third positions with 82 and 85.
13-14 years, Shashwat Harish and Junaid Manji were the stars having finished with 77 and 79 points respectively to claim first and second positions. Coming in third was Kayden Wissanji who carded 87 gross.
At the same time, Trevvy Mungai, Ivan Kumutai, Niam Shah, Adam Nesbitt, Shuhan Peng, Mwathi Gicheru, and Andrew Gathere claimed the top spots in the six, seven,eight, nine, ten, eleven and twelve years categories, respectively.
In the girls’ categories, Maryam Mwakitawa emerged the winner in the 15 -18 year olds category, having returned a score of 81 gross. Coming in second was Chesire Wachira with 94, while Anthonia Mbuthia claimed the third spot with 96.
Audrey Gachora claimed the top spot in the 13-14 years category after scoring 82. She was followed by Navya Nagda and Hena Shah who came in second and third having posted 90 and 95, respectively.
Meanwhile, Nkini Pasha was the star among the 11-12 year olds while Kanana Muthomi earned bragging rights among the 9-10 year-olds.
At the same time, Wairimu Koi was the champion of the day among the under-eight-year-old girls.
Speaking during the tournament, NCBA Bank The Riverside Branch Manager Ryan Otuka said;
“The great competitive atmosphere we have witnessed here today gives us reason to be hopeful for the future of Kenyan golf. This new generation will no doubt take Kenyan golf to the next level and we, therefore, commit to continue supporting these tournaments.”
“The fact that this competition has brought together over 160 golfers shows the great reception of the tournament among the juniors. As NCBA, we endeavor to support such platforms that help nurture young talent, develop their skills and enable them to reach high levels,” said Otuka.
Following the Sigona event, the tour now heads to Vetlab Sports Club for the penultimate leg Sunday, 15th January 2023.