The October Mug played at Nyali on Saturday 20th October 2018
was a sixties fest, with no less than seven scores in the
sixties and quite remarkably, all these nett under par scores
were recorded in all except A Division,
reports THE MARKER.
As expected, A
Division produced the lowest gross, 77 posted by William Kaguta
but which given his handicap of 4 could not lift him out of
seventies on nett.
But his was the only
gross in the seventies, good enough for him to win the Best
The lowest nett
score of the day came with a knock of 64 carded by the promising
junior, young Ally Is Haq currently playing off 36 in D
Division which not only won him the sole prize which is given
out in his division but with a chop of four in handicap Ally was
also rewarded with a promotion to C Division.
A similar upward
move in D Division was also made by Rajesh Kunverji moving from
handicap 29 to 27 with his good score of 68 nett.
The next three best
nett scores after Ally were all recorded in B Division, in a
neat line up of 66 carded by Khurram Butt, 67 by Aly Jamal and
68 by Abdalla Taib.
Khurram’s nett 66
came from a knock of 80, the second best gross in the entire
field alongside Said Bajaber in A Division and which placed him
above the rest of the A Division players.
Ally Is-Haq Division D winner during October Mug with 64
nett, receives a mug from NGCC Captain Bajaber Taib.
Khurram took 41
shots in the 1st nine, having parred the 1st,
2nd, 5th, 6th and the 9th,
the five dropped shots coming off bogeys on the 3rd,
4th and 8th and a double on the 7th.
With seven shots
allowance on handicap, this translated to one under nett 34.
His back nine was
even better, with a birdie on the 11th off set by a
bogey on the 13th and pars on the 10th, 12th,
14th and 15th, Khuram was level par till
However, he dropped
four shots over the last three holes through a double bogey on
the 16th and bogeys on the 17th and the 18th,
his four over par 39 giving him a nett of 32.
Next best scorer Aly
Jamal made his 67 off an evenly balanced round of 42 in each
nine, his 1st containing pars on the 1st,
2nd, 6th and the 9th off set by
bogeys on all the rest except the 7th where he made a
This amounted to
nett 33 for the seventeen handicapper.
On the back nine
also there were four pars, on the 11th, 12th,
15th and the 17th.
However, two double
bogeys, on the 16th and the 18th combined
with four bogeys ended with seven over par 42, nett 34.
Aly’s score of 67
nett was shared by Nathan Ngweno playing in C Division.
Playing off 21, the
junior started steadily with nett 35 in the 1st nine,
his pars on the 5th and the 7th and one
over on double stroking 2nd helping to cover up the
losses on the 1st and the 9th off double
On the back nine he
made a great improvement with pars on the 12th and
double stroking 13th and one over on all the rest
thereby earning three strokes over handicap and finishing three
under handicap nett 32.
Abdalla Taib took
third place in B Division with 68 nett, a score shared by Fahmy
Bajaber in C Division which placed him in the second place.
For the third place
in C Division, there was a tie up between Michael Mbugua and
Dipan Shah, where Michael was the clear winner with his count
back of 33 to Dipan’s 35.
Dipan had the
consolation prize of a 2 club on the 15th which was
not enough to undo the damage he suffered with a 9 on the 14th
The lowest scorer
William Kaguta made a good steady start with pars over the first
three holes, the second being a stroking hole.
Although he bogeyed
the 4th to go one over par, with a stroke on the hole
he was one under his handicap allowance at that stage.
But with very
uncharacteristic string of bogeys on the 6th, 7th,
8th and 9th, four more shots added to the
tally, William finished the 1st nine five over par
41, three over nett par 39.
away all but one of his total handicap allowance, William had
to cover a lot of ground but in fact lost another shot to a
bogey on the 10th.
He recovered the
loss through a birdie on the 12th but dropped another
to a bogey on the 13th which in turn was off set by
another birdie, on the 17th but a bogey on the
closing 18th brought his back nine score to one over
par 36 and six over par 77 for the round.
His nett 34 in the
back nine added to his nett 39 of the 1st nine
totaling 73 placed him in second position in his division.
One ahead on nett 72
was Said Bajaber to take the top place in A Division, while
Thushara De Silva took the third prize with nett 74.
gentlemen, the ladies who are usually up to date with their
fixtures, were playing a catch up with their September Medal.
This is a special
annual medal for the ladies by virtue of a coveted pendant
prize being the reward for the best nett score of the day and
hence the name Pendant Medal.
While on the ladies
side there was no score in the sixties, the Pendant was won on a
good score of nett 71 by Joyce Masai who also posted the best
gross among the ladies with her round of 83.
Going off the 10th,
as ladies always do, regardless of the special nature of their
medal in September, Joyce started with a par but then stumbled
with a double bogey on the 11th, only to rise and
make up with a birdie on the 12th to which she added
another birdie, a 2 club on the 18th.
With pars on the 14th
and 15th and bogeys on the rest, she finished with
four over par 39, nett 33.
nine, her back nine, was not so profitable, with just two pars,
on the 5th and the 9th, bogeys on the rest
except the 2nd where she had a double bogey, Joyce
finished the nine with 44 shots, two over handicap nett 38, to
level par 71 on handicap which was good enough to secure her the
pendant and also the top place in Silver Division.
The next best score
in the field was nett 72 recorded by Regina Kaveke in Bronze
A shot behind with
nett 73 came two Sues, Susan Stokes in Silver Division and
Suhasini Gudka in Bronze Division to take second place in their
respective divisions, followed by Mary Kandu in Silver Division
with 75 and Alice Wahome in Bronze Division with 74.
Alice also won the
additional prize of Best Putter with a good putting round of
28 putts, which included nil put on the 12th and
single putts on several holes.
Thank you Johnnie
Walker for the sponsorship.
FULL OCTOBER MUG
Division C Division
Winner: Said Bajaber
72 nett Khurram Butt 66 nett Nathan Ngweno 67 nett
Runner up: William
Kaguta 73 “ Aly Jamal 67 “ Fahmy Bajaber 68 “
Third: Thushara De
Silva 74 “ Abdalla Taib 68 “ Michael Mbugua 72
Best Gross William
Winner: Joyce Masai Nett 71
Division Bronze Division
Winner: Joyce Masai
71 nett Regina Kavek 72 nett
Runner up: Susan
Stokes 72 “ Suhas Gudka 73 “
Third: Mary Kandu 75
“ Alice Wahome 74 “
Best Putter: Alice
Wahome 28 putts