12-year-old Cindy Hawi and 20-year-old Lucas Nyambogo have been named the overall winners of the fourth leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour junior tournament at the par 70 Lakeside city of Kisumu, Nyanza Golf Club course on Sunday.
The duo recorded an outstanding 95 and 85 points respectively to triumph the tournament that saw over 50 junior golfers from the region take part.
“I started playing golf last year after developing the passion from my mum. She has been very supportive and always encouraging me to keep going. Golf is a fun sport and you get to learn a lot as a player hence I encourage my fellow juniors out there to try it. The tournament was fun and I thank Safaricom for this junior event as it helps young golfers like me showcase and grow our talents,” Cindy Hawi
Playing in the Girls’ category 8 years and below, Audrey Amor produced an impressive gross of 62 points to lead her group. Whereas in the Boys’ category 13-14 years John Mando scored 95 points ahead of his closest challenger Elvis Presly who finished second after garnering 99 points.
Back to the other top score 11-year-old Wayne Otieno, scored 92 points to lead his team of the 11 years Boys’s category with an outstanding performance at the course, where finishing second was Emmanuel Mogute with a score of 95 gross, just two shots behind Otieno.
In the 9- 10 years old category Pendo Sang emerged the best girl after scoring 56 points while Karani Gachohi was named the best boy in the10 years-old boys’ category after scoring 42 points.
The fourth leg of the Safaricom Golf tour at Nyanza Golf Club drew a total of 135 senior golfers who participated in the Saturday’s tournament which saw Nandi Bears’ lady golfer Lydia Jebichii named the winner of the tournament. The Saturday’s tournament also ran concurrently with the Safaricom Golf Outreach dubbed ‘Golf Mtaani’ held at Lolwe Grounds that gave over 200 young people an opportunity to learn basic skills about golf.
The fifth leg of the Safaricom golf Tour heads to Machakos Golf Club on April 9th -10th 2022, before proceeding to the Eldoret Golf Club.