Handicap 26 golfer Caroline Nyarandi was named the overall winner of the 16th leg of the KCB East Africa Golf Tour at the par 71 Nyali Golf Club on Saturday.
She carded an impressive score of 44 stableford points to beat a field of 191 golfers who registered for the tourney and made it to the day’s overall team winners.
The team of William Kaguta, Edwin Kiptoo, Caroline Nyarandi, and Raajkamal Dhanjal returned a combined score of 118 points to emerge as the winning team.
They beat their closest challengers Detan Ondieki, Wilson Rading, Peter Umara and Joan Kimani who returned 112 points. The two teams now join 13 other teams that have qualified for the grand finale of the series that will be held at the Karen Country Club on December 15.
Speaking after her win, Nyarandi said: “I have been in good form in the past few weeks. This is the third time I am winning a golf tournament here at the Nyali Golf Club in recent weeks. Today, my swing was there, and I had an amazing four ball. It is time to continue sharpening my skills as I eagerly await the grand finale in Nairobi.”
Playing off handicap 28, Mukesh Sanghavi carded 42 stableford points to scoop the overall men winner award while handicap 31 lady golfer Annemarie De-Jong carded 39 points to clinch the lady winner award.
In the staff category, Senior Relationship Manager Scola Onsongo who plays off handicap 31 returned 46 stableford points to win it while handicap 24 Ken Ouko became the runner up.
Mike Mwimali playing off handicap 16 carded 42 stableford points to win the guest winner award while handicap 17 Fidel Wasike Jr was named the junior winner.
The Saturday’s amateur tournament will culminate in a juniors and ladies golf clinic on Sunday morning and a tree planting exercise in the afternoon as KCB buttresses its sustainability efforts.