Nyali Golf and Country Club hosted Kenya
Power and Lighting sponsored golf competition on
Saturday 4th September 2016,
reports THE MARKER.
competition was well supported with 130 players
as has been the case in the last few weeks, it was a
junior who brought the best score of the day.
time however, not the usual name which we have come
to expect, not Alyssa but Alijawad Molu who beat
the field to come at the top with 39 stableford
points but due to the age barrier could not claim
the top prize of the Kenya Power Golf Day
competition and had to be content with the Best
lost just one point in the front nine with a bogey
on the 3rd which he made up immediately
with a par on the stroking 4th and added
2 more points with pars on the 7th and 8th
to finish with 20 points.
back nine he dropped 2 points by taking 6 shots
each, on the 11th and the 14th
but made up with pars on the 13th and 16th
and ended the nine with a flourish with a 2 club
birdie on the 18th which gave him an
extra point, a total of 19.
Alijawaad Molu, [right], junior winner
with 39 points receives a prize from Kennedy Owino, CBM
out of the way, the contest for the top honour of the day
was among three ladies, Joyca Maasai, Pauline Gachihi and
Truphena Oyaro who stood just a point behind Alijawad
with 38 points.
in a steady round of two equal nines of 19 and beat her
two rivals on count back followed in descending order by
Pauline who made her 38 with a better first nine score of
20 followed by 18 and Truphena who had an even more lop
sided round with 21 in the first nine and 17 in the back
Joyce too lost just one point in the first nine with a
double bogey right at the end but her pars on the two
preceding holes earned her 3 points each and so the lost
point was taken care of and she was left with a point in
On the back
nine too, it was a similar story, she lost a point to a
double bogey on the 17th but earlier in the
round, pars on the 11th and 12th
had produced 3 points, leaving her with 19 points to make
38 and clinch the title.
Pauline had a
very up and down first nine, starting with a par for 3
points but a triple bogey on the 4th wiped out
her gain of a point and with worse to come, the blanked 5th
put her in a deficit of 2 points which however was quickly
balanced out with a par on the double stroking 6th
giving her 4 points.
advan-tage of the last two double stroking holes where
she picked up 3 points each with one overs and ended with
Her back nine
too started well with 3 points to which she added 3 more
on the 11th but the blanked 12th
wiped off the 2 surplus points.
further points to triple bogeys on the 14th and
the 17th but made up both lost points by
picking up 3 points on two par threes, with a one over on
the 15th and a par on the 18th.
an even better than Pauline, picking up 4 points with a
birdie on the 1st and then added 3 more points
on the 2nd, 5th and 8th,
but lost a point each on the 3rd and 4th
so finished with 21 points.
Her back nine
turned out less profitable, with 2 lost points on the 12th
and 15th, of which she could just make one up
with one over on the double stroking 17th.
Truphena took the first and second prize respec-tively in
the ladies category, followed by Mary Mariga in the third
place with 36 points.
On the gentle
men’s side also there was a contest for four available
prizes, among four men, Anand Patel, John Smith, Abubakar
Mohdhar and Eric Ngeera all vying for on similar scores
of 37 points.
Anand and John
had a similar break down of 18 and 19 which prevailed
over Abubakar and Eric who between themselves had similar
break down of 20 and 17 and so needed a further scrutiny
to decide the third and fourth prize.
count back, Anand prevailed over John for the top prize in
the men’s category with his better score of 14 points on
the last six holes.
He picked up 3
points each on the 14th and 15th to
end with 2 surplus points while John who had earned 3
points each on the 11th and 12th,
also finished well with 3 points each on the 17th
and 18th, but unfortunately had earlier lost
points to the blanked 13th and another to a
double bogey on the 15th so ended with 11
points on the last six holes.
Abubakar and Eric, Ababubakar emerged the winner.
With a haul of
4 points on the 13th off a birdie and 3 off a
par on the 18th, he had 14 points whereas Eric
had lost 2 points with double bogeys on the 13th
and 16th of which he could only make up a point
with a par on the 15th and had to be content
with the fourth prize.
followed by Andrew Wahome to take Runner up Junior prize
with 30 points while on the Senior side, Pia Swatton was
the winner with 34 points, followed by John Riley in the
Runner up position with 31 points.
In a generous
line up of prizes, there were three prizes for guests,
Joseph Kogo took the Best Guest prize on a good score of
35 points, followed by Jack Okuku as Runner up with 32
points and Peter Serem in the third with 31 points.
was the Staff Winner with 23 points.
The two nines
were also rewarded with prizes, Tony Wanyama taking the
first with 20 points whereas for the second nine, Sandeep
Gudka with a similar number had to fight off with
Abdulgani Pasta, also with 20 points.
managed to collect 14 points on the last six holes with a
2 club birdie on the 15th and par on the 17th
earning him 3 points each while Abdulgani who finished in
great style with 3 points each off pars on the 16th,
17th and 18th but having lost points
on the blanked 14th fell short by a point.
prize winner on the men’s side Abubakar may have been
beaten on count back for the top prize but he claimed the
longest drive off the men’s tee while the Overall Winner
Joyce claimed the longest drive prize off the ladies tee.
took the Nearest to the Pin prize with his tee shot
landing 5‘ from the pin and Sarah Hoare came closest,
8’3’’ off the ladies tee.
Thank you very
much KPL for the prizes and the dinner with drinks that
followed that rounded off the day.