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Konzolo and team book grand finale spot in KCB Golf Series

The four-ball of Cedric Konzolo, Jack Songwa, Victor Muhando, and Julius  Oketch returned a combined score of 116 points to clinch the Kakamega leg of the KCB East Africa Golf Tour at the 9-hole course on Saturday.

James Mundia, Kunal Chandaria, Maureen Mundia, and Ivan Poakas claimed the second spot after returning a combined score of 113 points at the tourney graced by 115 golfers. The two teams have secured their places in the tour’s grand finale slated for December 6 at the Muthaiga Golf Club.

Speaking after the win, Konzolo said: “I am very eager to represent my home club at the grand finale. We had an amazing four-ball. We challenged each other to play well and that is exactly what we did. The greens were good and  the fairways wide enough.”

Cedric Konzolo, a seasoned golfer, individually carded 41 Stableford points to be named the overall winner of the day, beating a large field that headlined the regional competition.

While Kunal Chandaria carded 40 points to clinch the men’s winner award,  Lydia Oketch on the other hand returned 40 Stableford points to bag the lady winner award.

A.Kitur from Eldoret Golf Club secured the longest drive award in the men’s category while A. Wanjiku from Kitale Golf Club bagged it in the ladies category. Jinja’s Steve Kitamarike claimed the nearest to the pin.

Kitale’s Edwin Chesum carded an excellent score of 36 Stableford points to win the guest winner award in the competition that featured golfers from Kakamega,  Jinja, Tororo, Mbale, Royal, Kakamega, Nakuru, Karen, Nandi, Eldoret and  Nyanza.

Victor Odendo won the staff winner award with 35 points, and Eliud  Siganga, a regular staff winner settled for second place after returning 29  points. Elvis Mbakaya won the Junior Winner Award.

The Bank conducted a juniors’ golf clinic on Sunday morning at the same venue and a tree-planting initiative to contribute to environmental conservation efforts through the golf series.

The tour will head to Burundi on April 27, before the Nakuru leg later in  May.

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