Danny Chelogoi, 11 and Marya Nyambura 21 were named the winners in the sixth round of the Safaricom Golf Tour junior tournament that was held in Eldoret Golf Club on Sunday. Eldoret Golf Club on Sunday.
Nyambura, a sixth-grade school student from Rose of Sharon Academy, scored a total of 92 points in order to be the top girl. Meanwhile, Danny Chelogoi, a junior golfer from the home, scored a total of 80 points to be the overall male winner.
“This will be the third time that I have participated in this Safaricom Golf Tour tournament. I participated first in the fifth leg in Machakos in which I finished second in my class. I am very impressed by how I am performing today. I want to thank Safaricom for providing this platform as well as my parents for their support” Nyambura said.
Zadok Tanui claimed his place in the category of boys who are 15 years old and over the title, scoring 85 points. He was ahead of Nelson Okoth, who scored an 88-point score. Nancy Wangechi was the winner of the title in the girls’ 15 and above category by scoring scores of 108.
In the 13-14 age category, Sasha Jeptumo produced a total of 112 points to lead her class. Thomas Nderitu scored 111 to make it the top boy. Ryan Kivu, scored 84 points to be the top scorer in the boys’ 11 years category, with Alpha Sabulei finishing second after scoring 90 points.
In the 9-10 years age group, Pendo sang emerged as the most beautiful girl, scoring 53 points. Jadiel Kipng’etich won the title of the best boy, scoring 75 points. Axel Mwaura scored 57 points to take the title of the Boys 7 Years and under Category.
The Eldoret part of the tour featured junior golfers of 63 from the region and its surroundings comprising those from the Nyanza as well as the Western counties Kisumu, Bungoma, Kakamega and Trans Nzoia. A further 53 juniors who were aspiring took part in the golf course.
At Saturday’s senior event, Nyanza based Alice Awiti won after regaining the 49 Stableford points. The next stage of the Safaricom golf Tour heads to Karen Country Golf Club in Nairobi on the 13th day of May. Daily Nation