Christopher Young emerged the winner of the second round of the
KCB Road To The Masters series tournament at the par 72 Limuru
Golf and Country Club to lead next six lot to Karen Masters
Playing off handicap
10, the home player shot 22 in the front nine and 16 in the back
for a total of 38 stableford points.
became the second beneficiary of the wild card ticket after
winning the men’s longest drive.
Other KCB Karen
Masters Pro-am qualification tickets went to men winner John
Karume, lady winner Grace Kimeria, guest winner Peter Kahuria
from Nakuru Golf Club and staff winner Peter Mwaura.
Young who received
the overall trophy from KCB Bank Group Head of Corporate banking
Timothy Kuria savoured the priceless opportunity which will see
him brush shoulders with local and foreign professional players
in July when the KCB Karen Masters becomes the first ever event
from Kenya to join the prestigious Sunshine Tour.
“I’m overly excited
to have won the second round of the Road to the Masters and
indeed the opportunity to play at the Pro-am of the Karen
“I want to thank the
sponsor for a fantastic tournament and all participants for
making such a good day and turn out.
“Lastly, I want to
thank the ground staff for the magnificent setup and I can’t
wait to be at the Pro-am of the Karen Masters,” said Young.
Young started off
off with 4 bogeys but picked himself up when he parred holes 5
and six in the first nine.
He also parred holes
13 and 18 to achieve a feat of a lifetime on the 6828 yard
course. Handicap 19 Karume fired a total of 36 to emerged the
men’s winner beating Tim Kiburi on count back.
playing off handicap 18 shot 35 points to win the ladies top
prize ahead of handicap 16 Laureen Gibson who carded 34.
Peter Kahura playing
off handicap 19 won the guest prize with 42 points to his
Affairs Manager Peter Mwaura won the staff prize with a total of
First nine winner
was K Mukuria on 21 points whilst the second nine winner on 20
points was Moses Muchiri.
Best longest drive
Lady was Rose Gitau.
Nearest to the pin
best man and lady were D. Mwangi and Patricia Wancongu.
A total of 250
players took part in the event.
KCB Head of
Corporate Banking Kuria thanked all the golfers for gracing the
Limuru round of the qualifier adding:
“We are grateful to
all the players who turned up for the event which is the second
of the five tournaments culminating to the Pro-am of the KCB
“We would also like
to invite you to the next three events which will take place in
Eldoret, Nyali and Muthaiga,” said Kuria.
The five qualifying
events have brought good tidings to local amateur golfers with
the overall winner, men winner, lady winner, staff winner , the
wildcard winner and guest winner get automatic qualification to
The wild card ticket
is being given to any of the following categories; best first
nine, best second nine, nearest to the pin men and lady, junior
golfer, longest drive lady and men, at the discretion of clubs.
The first batch of
the six qualifiers from the opening leg in Ruiru were
Christopher Kiai (overall winner), Michael Chege (men winner),
Veronica Mwaura (lady winner), George Felix (guest winner),
Bernard Kotonya (sponsor winner), and nearest to the pin men
winner Ben Njuguna.