U.S. Kids Nairobi Spring Local Tour Tees Off

U.S. Kids Nairobi Spring Local Tour Tees Off

The U.S. Kids Nairobi Spring Local Tour commenced on Sunday, 12 th February 2023 at VetLab Sports Club.

The event is the first of 8 events that will be held in seven clubs in the Nairobi Region culminating in the tour championship on 21 st May 2023 at Muthaiga Golf Club.

152 boys and girls aged between 5 and 18 years competed in the tournament as per the age based categories.

Zandro Obiero played the best score in the tournament of 36 gross to win in the Boys 7 Years Category while Mohamed Mtsumi won the Boys 6 & Under Category with a score of 42 Gross.

Aarna Mengi led the Girls 8 and Under with a score of 37 gross while Nyawira Macharia led the Girls 9-10 with a score of 45 gross.

Boys 8 Years Old was led by Jeff Kibe with a score of 48 gross while Boys 9 was led by Adam Nesbitt with a score of 38 gross. Gitonga Gitobu played a similar score of 38 gross to win the Boys 10 Years Category.

Amar Shah played 78 gross to win the Boys 11 Years Category while Marya Nyambura led the Girls 11-12 Years Category with a score of 91 gross.

Aidan Gachora won the Boys 12 Category with a score of 79 gross while Belinda Wanjiru led the Girls 13-14 Years with a score of 82 gross. Krish Shah won the Boys 15-18 Years category with a similar score of 82 gross.

Hazel Kuria in action during the U.S. Kids Nairobi Spring Local Tour first leg at Vetlab Sports Club

Hazel Kuria beat Antonia Mbuthia on play-off to win the Girls 15-18 Years Category after playing the same score of 94 gross.

The most competitive group of Boys 13-14 Years Old was won by Maahir Patel who shot 77 gross followed closely by Shashwat Harish and Nathan Mwangi who tied on second place with 78 gross.

The next event in the tour is on Saturday, 18 th February 2023 at Karen Country Club.

The event was graced by the Junior Golf Foundation (JGF) Board led by the President- Regina Gachora.

The JGF Regional Representatives were also present including James Ondigo from the Nairobi Region, Elizabeth Wambi from Western Region, Dr. Kimeli Mutai from North Rift Region, Nancy Steinmann from Central Rift Region, Mary Mariga from Coast Region and Baldev Singh from Mt. Kenya Region.

The President informed the junior golfers of the roles played by the representatives in the regions including the organization of tournaments and the promotion of Junior Golf Activities across the country.