Isaac Gitonga bags NCBA Golf series title in Kitale

At the end of the play, it was home player Isaac Gitonga who emerged as the overall winner with an impressive score of seventy gross
Isaac Gitonga bags NCBA Golf series title in Kitale
Overall gross winner Isaac Gitonga receives his award from NCBA Group Marketing & Communication Director Nelly Wainaina.

Kitale Golf Club hosted the twelfth leg of the 2023 NCBA Golf Series yesterday, with the tournament attracting a turnout of eighty four golfers who battled for the tournament’s top honors.

The golfers aimed to secure a chance to play at the tournament’s Grand Finale. With qualifiers emerging in the overall gross, men’s gross, women’s gross, juniors’ and men and women nett categories. 

At the end of the play, it was home player Isaac Gitonga who emerged as the overall winner with an impressive score of seventy gross.

He fended off stiff competition from Phillip Shiharsy, who secured the top spot in the Men’s Gross category with an impressive score of seventy two gross. Claiming the runner-up position in the men’s category was John Thuo who carded an equally impressive seventy eight gross.

Among the Ladies, Phylis Kisuna emerged champion, having carded a round of ninety three gross. She beat Josephine Chesang, who managed one hundred and five gross to claim the second spot.

The Nett Categories, saw Edwin Chessum emerge as the winner among the Men with a score of seventy one nett, while Josephine Njeri claimed the top spot among the women with a score of seventy five nett.

In the Juniors category, Shelby Bungei showcased immense talent and emerged as the winner with a remarkable score of one hundred and eight gross.

The Longest Drive challenge saw Aron Kitur and Faith Chemutai dazzle among the men and ladies, respectively, showcasing their power and accuracy off the tee.

At the same time, Ken Matonya displayed remarkable precision to claim victory in the Nearest to the Pin challenge.

Speaking on the sidelines of the event, NCBA Bank Kitale Branch Manager, Gregory Florence said; “Part of the reason we hold this series is to meet with our customers and our clients. We have great interactions and discussions with them, which go a long way in helping us understand how we can tailor solutions for them. It is certainly a highlight for us through this tournament. So, it is a tournament that we are very proud to be supporting.”

Following the Kitale event, the series will return on the 2 September for the thirteenth leg, at the Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort.

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