Dennis Maara Clinches The 100th Amateur Golf Championships Cup

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By Njeri Irungu

Dennis Maara of Limuru Golf Club wins the 100th Edition of the Kenya Amateur Matchplay Championship at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club in a match that attracted over 90 playerd.Maara beat his biggest opponent Jay Sandhu of Muthaiga Golf Club.

The Championship was a four day affair and attracted players from four different Countries namely , Uganda (7) , Tanzania (1), Ethiopia (1) and the other 81 were from Kenya.

There werr seven junior members who played the event but only two made cut , Junior Mikael Kihara who lost to Jay Sandhu at the second round and Njoroge Kibugu who lost to Jay Sandhu atthe semi finals.

During his speech Dennis Maara thanked his opponent for putting in a good show and fighting till the end. He also thanked the Kenya Golf Union for coming up with a platform where players are able to show case their talent. Maara is the first golfer to secure a slot to play the Magical Kenya Open to be played next year.

The Kenya Golf Union Chairman Mr. Njani Ndiritu thanked the Royal Nairobi Golf Club for hosting the 100th Edition of the event.

‘The Kenya Golf Foundation was formed in 1928 here at Royal Nairobi Golf Club and it is indeed an honour to be here again to make history once more,’ said Mr. Ndiritu

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