Twelve years-old Shashwart Harish and Audrey Gachora are the overall winners of the third leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour junior tournament held at the Muthaiga Golf Club.
The duo posted 78 and 77 points to inch titles in a tournament that saw 132 junior golfers take part.
“I feel proud to be the best girl in this junior tournament held here today. The course was challenging but I am happy I was able to win. I am looking forward to continue with my training and performing well in the coming tournaments”, said Audrey Gachora
Elsewhere, Nathan Mujomba and Maryam Mwakiawa scored 78 and 91 to emerge best boy and girl in the 13-14 years old category. In the 9- 10 years old category Kanana Muthomi emerged the best girl after scoring 39 points while Jeff Kibe was named the best boy in the 7 years-old boys’ category after scoring 58 points.
The junior golf tournament also featured a golf clinic that attracted over 70 participants who got to learn from the upcoming star Njoroge Kibugu after his outstanding performance in the 2022 Magical Kenya Open. The Junior Golf tournament was also part of the U.S Kids Golf local tour.
“Today’s golf clinic was really amazing and I got the chance to interact with over 70 juniors whom I got to train. It was a pleasure sharing what I have learnt in golf with the young ones. I was 6 years old when I started playing golf and my hope is that many of these kids will develop an interest and pick up the sport”, said Njoroge Kibugu.
Earlier, during Saturday’s corporate tournament, Zain Manji scored 41 stableford points to claim overall winner title of the tournament at an event that attracted over 200 senior participants.
The fourth leg of the Safaricom golf Tour heads to Nyanza Golf Club on March 26th-27th 2022, before proceeding to the Machakos Golf Club.