Kush Shah and Chand Shah from Sigona Golf Club will lead the Kenyan team to the grand finals of the World International Pairs in Portugal in October.
The two scored a brilliant 49 points at the national finals of the International Pairs at the Karen Country Club to take first place.
They beat Kerichos Erick Mutai and Julius Rono and another Sigona pair made up of Jay Varia and Grutej Phull by two points as the two pairs scored 47 points each to book the remaining two spots in the trip to Portugal for the world finals on Jan. . to October 30th on the golf course Pinheiros Altos / Dona Filipa Hotel in the Algarve.
A total of 65 couples from 13 clubs, namely Royal, Sigona, Muthaiga, Nyanza, Limuru, Railway, Nyeri, Vet Lab, Karen and Thika Sports Club, qualified for the national final.
During the award ceremony, Peter Kiguru, chairman of the Kenya Golf Union (KGU) thanked all sponsors who came on board to support this year’s series and urged companies to support the sport of golf.
“Thank you to all the captains who hosted the international pairs qualification events. You took the time to prepare the courses in good time and we can attest to that as we have never had a complaint about it. We believe we will get your support will be in the coming year, “said Kiguru.
The following are summarized weekend golf results;
At the Kenya Railway Golf Club; Western jazz golf day; Winner- Tom Okumu 38 points cb Anthony Kiragu. Lady winner – Mildred Malubi 36 points, junior winner Hetash Shah 27 points.
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Sponsor Winner Millicent Mello 35 points, Guest Winner Tony Kwalamda 38, Sponsor Winner Stella Ondimu 35 points.
At Nyali Golf and Country Club: Sanlam Insurance Day; Winner Mburu Kariuki 41 points cb Jamal Soud (20, 21), Bernard Simiyu 40 cb Charles Odoo. Winner – Mary Kandu 39, Provia Odhiambo 36, Senior Winner
Bharat Chaniyara 36, personal winner Patrick Tumbo 36, guest winner Thomas Bisonga 30 points. Junior Winner – Ally Is-Haq 34, high handicap category, Atdan Jamal 42 points.
At Ruiru; Women’s medal tournament; Category A- winner-Mary Muthoni 73 net, runner-up-Irene Wamoro 74, (B) winner-Salome Kamau 62 net, Beth Ngugi 67 net-Susan Mukururi 70 net. (C) -Liz Mwaura 66 net. Gross winner category A- Ruth Kamau 90 gross, (B) Esther Mworia 95 gross. Nine; Grace Miano 32, Mary Wambui 32 net, Guest Winner-Millicent Nyaga 67 net, Sponsor Winner- Lydia Maina 79 net.
In the vet laboratory; BF Suma Golf Tournament; Overall winner: Chang hyun Kim, 41 pts., Men’s winner – Keval Shah 39 pts. Cb Vir Panesar 39, women’s winner – Nelius Kariuki 39 pts., Chanelle Wangari 35, guest winner – Allan Mugisha 41 pts., Junior winner Paramveer Sehmi 38 pts., Special Category Moses Gatundu, PHC35, 40 Pts.