Olaf Grothey wins the 11th leg of NCBA golf series

Olaf Grothey finished the day four points better than fellow club mate, Mohdhar Abubakar
Olaf Grothey wins eleventh leg of NCBA golf series
Overall winner Olaf Grothey (R) receives his awards from NCBA Group Retail Director Tirus Mwithiga

The par-71 Nyali Golf & Country Club played host to the eleventh leg of the 2023 NCBA Golf Series on Saturday, attracting a remarkable assembly of 180 golfers, including 6 juniors, who converged to compete for the top honors.

Home player Olaf Grothey, playing off handicap 3, carded an impressive round of 72 gross to claim overall title of the tournament.

He finished the day four points better than fellow club mate, Mohdhar Abubakar. Playing off handicap 6, who carded a round of 76 gross to claim the winner’s position in the men’s category, ahead of handicap 10 Jimmy Kingori who ended the round with 77 gross.

The margins were close as well in the ladies’ category, which was won by Mary Kandu after she carded 82 gross, beating Truphena Oyaro on countback.

Among the juniors, Alyssa Jamal, showcased remarkable skills and talent. She managed an impressive score of 78 gross to claim the bragging rights among the juniors.

Following their triumph, the six top golfers becomes the latest addition to the list of players who have booked their slots to play in the tournament’s finals set for December this year at Sigona Golf Club.

In other categories, Mughal Akram and Pauline Gichara were the stars in the Longest Drive challenge among the men and ladies, respectively.

At the same time, Rose Njogu claimed the Nearest to the Pin challenge.

Speaking during the prize-giving ceremony, NCBA Ag. Group Director, Global Markets, Raphael Agung, said the Series has helped create an engagement and interaction platform for the bank.

“The NCBA Golf Series stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to engaging with our esteemed customers. For us, the NCBA Golf Series is more than a mere sequence of tournaments; it is part of our commitment to our stakeholders that extends beyond providing financial services, and encompasses building genuine relationships with our customers and communities,” said Agung.

“Today, we are particularly impressed by the remarkable turnout of 180 golfers, including the impressive participation of 6 juniors. We are genuinely proud to provide this platform, allowing golfers to not only exhibit their exceptional talents but also to forge lasting connections and memories,” he added.

As of now, 48 golfers, including 11 juniors, have secured their slots to participate in the grand finale.

Attention now shifts to the Kitale Golf Club for the 12th event in the Series Calendar to be held next week, August 19.

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