By Njeri Irungu
Daniel Kiragu of Muthaiga Golf Club is the overall winner of the 2022 Sir Nick Faldo Kenya Championship.
The series was the first in Kenya and in Africa too and it saw Kiragu emerge victorious after the second sudden death play off with Elvis Muigua of Kiambu Golf Club. The play off was determined after they both grossed 228 after the three rounds of 18 holes each.
Other winners that have qualified play the Sir Nick Faldo Series Grand Finale in after topping in their age categories include ; Channelle Wangari of Vet Lab Sports Club , Krish Shah of Vet Lab Sport Club , Faith Ontune of GolfPark Golf Club. The four qualified to play the final round after making cut yesterday to make it to top 48 players.
The Sir Faldo series grand finale will be held from1st to 3rd November 2022 in Abudabi.
The tournament which was played at Limuru Golf Club from 10th – 12th September 2022 attracted a total of 62 elite juniors drawn from different clubs across the country including Limuru, GolfPark, Muthaiga, Kiambu, VetLab, Windsor, Nakuru, Thika Sports, Naivasha, Royal Nairobi, Ndumberi, Karen, Nyali, Kenya Railway and Sigona Golf Clubs.
Canny Willard and Roru McLorry are among the notable alumni of the Sir Nick Faldo Series.
When addressing the media after his win, Daniel Kiragu said, “I would like to that the Junior Golf Foundation for giving us this opportunity and we promise to give a notable fight in Abudabi’.
The honorary secretary of Kenya Golf Union Mr. David Ndung’u said that they believe that the event will be bigger in 2023 and they hope to attract pir neighboring countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and all other interested countries.