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Philip Mbugua Scores Best Nett at Mug, Medal  

Coastweek -- The scores for the August MUG and Medal played at Nyali Golf and Country Club on Saturday 25th August 2018 were quite average, more than half of the field scoring 80 and above, reports FOLLOW THROUGH

In such a field there was one outstanding score of nett 69 which was the best nett of the day, off 79 shots, the lowest gross of the day.

The scorer was Philip Mbugua who as a result earned the top place in A Division and the Best Gross prize.

Philip started with a par and picked up two more pars, on the 3rd and the 5th both stroking holes.

However, he dropped a shot with a bogey on the 6th and two more on the 7th with a double, both non stroking holes.

He went round the rest in the first nine with bogeys, within his handicap allowance.

This put him two over his handicap nett 38.

It was on the back nine that Philip made a big stride with a knock of  one over par 36, nett 31 for the ten handicapper.

It started with a 2 club birdie on the 10th, repeated with another 2 club on the 15th and yet another birdie on the 17th, each saving him a shot, while pars on the stroking 11th and 13th gave him two more shots in hand.

With bogeys elsewhere, he only lost one shot to his handicap on the 18th where he did not have a stroke.

Next after Philip was 72 nett scored by Mike Lucas in B Division and Rana Umair in C Division.

Umair claimed the first in his division but in B Division Mike being a visitor had to give way to the next best, two 73s scored by Vimal Ranpura and Khurram Butt.

Between them Vimal had a better count back of 35.5, against Khurram’s 38.

The next best score of 74 came from the Ladies side, carded by Alyssa Jamal  and it was also shared by Ken Mwige and the Chairman Keli Muindi in B Division and Clive Barnsley in C Division.

Ken Mwige counted out Keli with his back nine score of 35, against  Keli’s 37.  

The rest of the scores featuring in the winners’ list ranged from 75 to 79, the latter being the score  of all three winning  ladies in Bronze Division, also carded by a fourth, Joyce Kamau, loser on count back.

This gives a good indication of the tough playing conditions which prevailed, the strong wind combined with some very tough pin positions.

Despite the pin positions, there was one lady who managed to go round with just 27 putts, winning the Best Putting prize.

This was none other than the Lady Captain who produced a brilliant putting performance of 11 putts in the first nine with single putts on the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th and 9th and a score of nil putt on the 6th with a chip in for a par !


A Division     B Division    C Division
Winner: Philip Mbugua 69 nett Vimal Ranpura 73 nett   Umair Rana 72 nett
Runner Up: Kelly Rob 75 “ Khurram Butt 73    “ Clive Barnsley 74   “
Third: Kim Lanxe 77  “  Ken Mwige 74     “   Murtaza Saeed 75   “
Best Gross: Philip Mbugua 79    


Silver Division   Bronze Division
Winner: Alyssa Jamal 74 nett   Nimisha Shah 79 nett                  
Runner Up: Florence Karimi 76 “ Pauline Gachihi 79 “
Third: Teresia Odoo 76 “  Pia Swatton 79 “
Best Putter  Pauline Gachihi 27 putts.  




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