Mother and son stole show at KPA golf tourney

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By Tobby Otum

A mother and her son stole the show during this year’s Kenya Ports Authority [KPA] annual golf tournament played at the weekend at Nyali Golf and Country Club in Mombasa county.

Brandon Oyaro, son of KPA Head of strategy at the Kisumu port Inland Container Depot Yobesh Oyaro, won the overall trophy after posting 41 points during the tournament which attracted 200 golfers and which was played under the COVID-19 pandemic health guidelines and protocol.

Playing on improved 17.7 handicap he scored 18 points on the first nine holes and 23 points on the second nine holes to win the overall trophy.

Mombasa Golf Club member Peter Kimanga won in the men’s category after posting 39 points at the tournament playing on12 handicap.

He scored 20 points on the first nine holes and19 points on the second nine holes to win the category trophy.

The runners-up trophy went to Ushwin Khama after he scored 38 points with the third award being won by Brian Bringloe after scoring 37 points on count back.

Brandon’s mother Truphena Oyaro was crowned winner in the ladies’ category after she posted 38 points at the end of the one day tournament in Nyali constituency.

Playing on improved handicap 13.9 from 14 handicap she managed to score 18 points on the first nine holes and 20 points on the second nine holes to win the trophy.

Mary Mwriga won the ladies’ runners-up award after she posted 37 points during the event.

In the KPA staff awards couples carried the day at end of the tournament which is the first to be held this year after the outbreak of the deadly disease.

KPA officer Charles Odoo won the staff trophy with 38 points and wife Terry Odoo was the runners-up with 36ponits.

Yobesh Oyaro won the third staff award after he scored 30 points on count back with Japheth Obonyo winning the fourth ward with 30 points.

KPA board chairman Gen [Rtd] Joseph Kibwana graced the brief awarding ceremony conducted in line with the pandemic protocol.

Others in attendance were former KPA managing director Brown Ondego, Nyali Country Golf Club captain Ameen Dhanji and former Alego MP Edwin Yinda.

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