Kevin Mbatia is the overall winner of the first leg of the 2023 NCBA Golf Series which was held at the Kenya Railway Golf Club yesterday, Friday 3rd March 2023.
Paying off handicap 7, Mbatia emerged as the champion, after scoring 76 gross points on the day.
Among the Mens, Fidhelis Kimanzi, playing off handicap 1, was the champion after scoring 77 gross points while Francis Muthiani came in second, having scored 79 gross points, playing off handicap 5.
Among the ladies, Dr Mary Wainaina, playing off handicap 19, was the star after scoring 89 gross points. Susan Koinange, playing off handicap 22, came in second, having carded 89 gross points.
In addition to the main categories, there were other winners in various challenges. Patric Karanja and Fred Makala were the stars in the first and second Nine contests, each having carded 41 gross points.
In the Longest Drive challenge, Geoffrey Teyo and Dr Mary Wainaina were the champions among the men and women’s categories, respectively, while Eng. Njoroge emerged as the champion in the Nearest to the Pin challenge.
Michael Rotich and Arnod Kiptoki were the stars among the guests and staff categories, respectively.
Speaking during the event, NCBA Group Director of Regional Business, Gift Shoko, praised the success of the event. “We are thrilled to see the overwhelming participation and competition in this year’s NCBA Golf Series. It is a testament to our commitment to support the growth of golf in the region and the development of young talent in the sport,” he said.
“As one of the leading banks in the region, we believe that it is our responsibility to give back to the communities we serve. Through this tournament, we are not only promoting the sport of golf but also creating a platform for networking and business opportunities The NCBA Golf Series is more than just a competition; it is an opportunity to bring together our partners and customers for a common cause. It is a chance to connect, share ideas and build valuable relationships that can shape the future of our businesses and communities,” he added.
The NCBA Golf Series is aimed at uplifting the game in the region as part of the company’s commitment to supporting the sport in the country. The series will feature a total of 13 club qualifier events across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda, markets where NCBA has a presence.
The next qualifier leg of the series will be held on March 25th, 2023, at the Kampala Golf Club in Uganda.