South African, Toto Thimba Jnr, beat three-round leader – Stephen Ferreira of Portugal by three shots at the par-72 Karen Country Club course, to claim the 2019 KCB Karen Masters title, as Kenyan star Greg Snow tied for seventh place.
Thimba, 33, who turned professional in 2007, produced an excellent final round of six under par 65 for a record aggregate of 26 under par 262.
It was an emotional finish for the South African from Memolodi, who is attached to the Silver Lakes Country Club, as he was cheered by a huge crowd from the first to last hole.
“It’s great relief for me winning this event with such a great score and in front of such an enthusiastic crowd. I felt like I was at home with the crowds. I thank them for their amazing support,’’ he said.
The tournament had earlier received KSh28 million from Kenya Breweries Limited, through its Johnnie Walker brand.
The annual event attracted over 152 golfers who include 47 local and regional professionals, four Kenyan amateurs and 100 Sunshine Tour players.