NCBA’s Group Director of Corporate Banking, John Okulo (left) presents 2021 NCBA Golf Series trophy to Overall winner Anand Patel (right), at Nyali Golf and Country Club, July 26, 2021. [Mose Sammy, The Standard]

On a score of 42 stableford points, Anand Patel claimed the overall prize during NCBA Golf Series played at Nyali Golf and Country Club over the weekend.

Patel waded off stiff competition from Nilesh Patel, who carded 40 stableford points to bag the Men winners prize, ahead of Johnson Wamunyua, by a point, to claim second with 39 stableford points.

Glady’s Mutisya emerged Lady winner, in the ladies’ category, after posting a round total of 35 stableford points, ahead of Florence Karimi, who ended the day as Lady second with 33 stableford points.

In the seniors’ category, J.C. Patel clinched the win with a haul of 36 stableford points, while Vishaal Patel took top honours in the juniors’ category, having carded an impressive 38 stableford points.

In subsequent events, former Club Chairman Gurbux Singh won the First Nine prize with 20 stableford points, with fellow clubmate William Moturi claiming the second prize on countback with 22 stableford points.

Taufiq Balala, won Longest Drive Men winner prize with Susan Stokes claiming Longest Drive prize in the ladies category as Johnson Muriuki won nearest-to-the-pin event.

Speaking after the event, overall winner, Anand Patel, lauded NCBA Bank for taking the golf series around the country, saying that it would encourage more people to take up the sport.

“Today was a great day, and the weather was nice. We appreciate NCBA for bringing the Series down to Mombasa. It is one which, I believe, I will encourage more people to participate in and by extension, get more people taking up golf. I am looking forward to playing in the Series finale later in the year, having won this event,” he said.

A total of 196 players took to the course at Nyali for the event, the sixth in the 2021 NCBA Golf Series, with the fifth event having been played on Friday at the Mombasa Golf Club as part of the Series’ first double-header tournament.

 

A total of 60 golfers took part at the Mombasa event, with Johnson Wamunyua emerging tops with 37 stableford points, ahead of clubmate David Ngunjiri who came in second with 36 stableford points. Henry Kamau was Men winner third with 35 stableford points.

In the 9-hole event, Ammaar Waiji emerged the winner with 22 stableford points ahead of Lawrence Gituma, who finished the round in second place with 21 stableford points.

The Series now heads to the Nanyuki Golf Club on July 17, for the seventh leg. Winners of each event in the Series will battle it out for top honours in a series finale to be held at the Karen Country Club in December this year.  

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