Alyssa does it again ! Alyssa topped the
score list again with 41 points, albeit sharing it with
Maina Gichungu but with better count back,
reports THE DRIVER
also, again missed out on the main prize of the
Standard County Golf Classic played at Nyali Golf
and Country Club on Saturday 13th August
2016, allowing Maina Gichungu to take the Overall
Prize of the day.
will have to wait a few years, to grow to full
adulthood to take the honour !
made a steady start with 18 points in the 1st
nine and followed up with a high scoring 2nd
nine which produced 23 points for the grand total of
not easy on the 1st nine, she had to work
hard to reach regulation 18 points, having blanked
the 7th and lost a point each on the 2nd
and 4th with triple bogeys.
made up the loss of 4 points with 3 points each on
the 3rd, 5th, 6th
and 9th, all double stroking holes,
through one over par.
nine started well with 3 points through one over
par on the double stroking 10th and then
one big stride with 4 points on the 11th
through a par put her 3 points ahead in the first
two holes to which she added 2 more surplus points
by picking 3 points each on the 13th and
15th to finish 5 points ahead of the
Alyssa Jamal, junior winner with 41 points
during the Standard County Golf Classic at Nyali Golf
and Country Club, receives a trophy from Standard Group
Non - Executive Director Shaun Zambiuni.
the other hand had a more evenly divided breakdown,
scoring better with 21 points on the more difficult
front nine and 20 on the back nine.
handicapper lost only one point in the 1st
nine, with one over par on the 3rd but 3 points
each earned on the 2nd, 6th, 7th
and 9th left him with 3 points in hand over and
above the regulation 18 points.
With a flying
start with a 2 club birdie on the 10th, Maina
scooped up 4 points and ended the back nine too with a
flourish with a par worth 3 points.
n between it
was smooth 2 points each all the way except the 14th
where he lost a point with a double bogey.
closely the duo at the top, just a point behind with 40
points, was Florence Karimi.
Not the most
promising start for Florence, a bogey on the first hole
cost her a point but she recovered it on the very next
hole with a par.
Another par on
the 7th gave her an extra point to finish with
On the back
nine, it was par on all but three holes, the 13th,
14th and 16th where one over was
good enough for 2 points each and so she ended the nine
with 21 points, which placed Florence at the top on the
Atul Patel was
next in line with 39 points to take the top spot on the
Atul too, like
his counter part on the ladies side, lost a point but made
it up and collected a surplus in the 1st nine.
His loss came
on the 4th with a double bogey but pars on the
6th and the 9th produced 3 points
each to end on similar score as Florence’s.
On the back
nine he fell one short of Florence’s 21 with 20 points,
starting and ending the nine with bogeys and with bogeys
on the 12th and 16th, but without
suffering any loss, all being double stroking holes.
His pars on
the par five 11th and 17th earned
him 2 points each while pars on the 13th and 14th
earned him 3 each, to finish with 20 .
detracting from Atul’s good performance in any way, it is
not unexpected that someone of his ability and who plays
the course week in, week out would know the course well
enough bring in a score of 39 points.
understandable was the similar result produced by someone
not so familiar with the course, the Financial Director/
Chief Operational Officer of the Standard Group Orlando
in his speech at the prize giving to have been quite
daunted by the course to start with, especially playing
with big hitters like Daniel Nduva, William Kaguta and
Tony Wanyama, blanking the 2nd and the 4th
and losing a shot each to double bogeys on the 5th
and the 6th to finish with just 14 points.
But he found
his feet as he went along, finishing very strongly with an
outstanding score of 25 points, coming off 4 points off a
par on the 12th and a flurry of 3 points each
on the 11th, 13th, 14th,
16th and 18th.
The next best
score was 38, shared on both the ladies and gentlemen’s
side and on both sides there were two contenders on the
same score, Dominic Makau and
Githinji on the men’s side and the Lady Captain Teresia
Odoo and Lindsey Nicholls on the ladies side.
Mathew also had the same breakdown of 19 on each nine,
requiring a further count back in which Dominic prevailed
with his 13 against Mathew’s 11 over the last six holes.
picked up 3 points on two holes, the 13th and
18th while lost a point on the 14th
whereas Mathew lost a point each on the 14th
and 18th and made 3 on just the 16th,
losing the second prize to Dominic and had to be content
and Lin, it was Terry who counted out Lin with her
breakdown of 17 and 21 against Lin’s 18 and 20.
just one point to a double bogey on the 16th
but made up the deficit and picked up 3 extra points with
3 each on the 11th, 13th, 15th
and 18th while Lin having dropped a shot on the
11th through a triple bogey, could only recover
the loss and add 2 extra points with 3 points scored on
the 13th, 16th and 18th
to end with 20 points.
winning scores on stableford counting on the board, there
was one score on stroke play, a 72 carded by Daniel Nduva
who was rewarded with Best Gross prize.
After a slow
start with three over par 39, Daniel picked himself up,
packing birdies on the 11th, 15th
and 17th, dropping just one with a bogey on the
16th to complete the back nine with two under
won the Guest prize on a good score of 32 points while in
deference to his wishes, J Okulu’s score for the Runner
up Guest will not be mentioned.
Muindi won the Best First Nine with 20 points whereas
Peter Barnard and Ijaz Sheikh tied for the Best Second
Nine on a very good score of 23 points, requiring further
out better golf on the first three holes, picking up 3
points on the 10th and 11th and a
haul of 4 points off a birdie on the 12th,
finished with 13 on the last six holes whereas crucially
Peter reserved his better play on the last six holes,
claiming 4 points on the 13th and 3 on the 16th
earning 15 points to beat Ijaz.
The prizes for
the Longest Drive were claimed by Willie Mbote off the
men’s tee and Susan Stokes off women’s.
landed his tee shot just a foot and seven inches from the
hole to take the Neatest to the Pin prize and Alice
Wahome took it off the ladies tee landing 8’ 5’’.
was recognized for his Best Effort.
were in attendance in full force, representatives from
their various publications and media addressed the
assembled crowd at the prize giving, at the end of an
enjoyable golfing day, when every player and caddy
received the sponsor’s T-shirt, lunch time soup, tea and
dinner with complimentary drinks were laid out for the
players to round off the day.
for all that and we look forward to next year!