The prestigious NCBA Golf Series culminated in a grand finale at Sigona Golf Club, Kenya, marking an exciting end to a year-long journey on Friday.
The third edition of this illustrious series, which kicked off in March at Kenya Railway Golf Club, saw amateur golfers from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda compete for top honors.
The series, a testament to NCBA Bank's commitment to elevating golf in the region, involved nearly 3,500 golfers in regional tournaments.
This intense competition culminated in the grand finale with 108 finalists vying for the championship.
In a display of exceptional skill, Phillip Shiharsy and Louisa Gitau clinched the top spots in the men's and women's categories, respectively.
The event wasn't just about golfing excellence; it also featured a substantial prize pool of KSH 300,000 (UGX 7.3M), with the champions in each category taking home KSH 100,000 (UGX 2.4M).
Standout performers included Uganda's Peace Kabasweka, who won the Ladies Longest Drive, and Peter Tumusiime, who emerged as the Gross Winner in the men's category.
Both were sponsored by NCBA Bank for their participation in this grand Nairobi event.
11:05 - 30.10.2023
The spirit of golf reached its zenith as NCBA Bank proudly revealed the champions of the 2023 NCBA Golf Series on Saturday at at the beautiful Entebbe Golf Club.
"The 2023 Grand Finale at Sigona Golf Club is a reflection of our dedication to nurturing sportsmanship, skill, and growth in golf, noted Mark Muyobo, CEO of NCBA Bank
This event not only showcased the bank's commitment to fostering excellence in sports but also strengthened the bonds within the golfing community, setting a high standard for future tournaments.
As NCBA continues to invest in golf, the series has emerged as a platform for spirited competition, showcasing the sport's growing profile and fostering a sense of camaraderie among players.
Grand Finale Winners
Piga Mingi Winner: James Mugo, 103 Net
Nearest to Pin Winner: Rahab Thuo
Winners:Men: John Kariuki
Lady: Peace Kabasweka
Guest Winner:John Kariuki, 80 Gross
Junior Gross Winner:Telvin Thuku, 89 Gross
Staff Winner:Charles Omondi, 97 Gross
Lady Nett Winner: Josephine Chesang, 73 Net
Men Nett Winner: Jimmy Akhonya, 68 Nett
Lady Gross Runner-Up: Jaini Shah, 84 Gross
Men Gross Runner-Up: Cedric Konzolo, 77 Gross
Lady Gross Winner: Louisa Gitau, 84 Gross
Men Gross Winner: Peter Tumusiime, 76 Gross
Overall Gross Winner: Philip Shiharsy, 75 Gross