The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Vitisia Best At Triad Tournament

Home-based player Evans Vitisia beat a large field of seasoned golfers to be crowned this year's Triad Foundation golf champion at the par 72 Muthaiga Golf Club over the weekend.

Triad Architects sponsored charity golf tournament was staged to mark 50 years of excellency and attracted over 100 golfers. Triad Foundation aim was to raise Sh5 million in support of Getrude's children Hospital and Muthaiga Primary School within the community. Playing off handicap 2, Vitisia posted 20 points in the first nine and a similar score in the second for a total of 40.

"I had the home advantage. I have played continuously from last weekend and had improved on my slight pitching mistakes and it was easy for me," he said. Maxwell Walumbe playing off 4, shot the second best for the day, beating Joe Kigwe on countback with 38 stable ford points.

Playing off handicap 17, Benny Orwako came in fourth, beating Jason Jang on countback with 36 stable ford points. Ladies prize went to handicap 20, Eunice Mpenda with 33 stable ford points and the most effort prize went to Edward Muli with 9 points. The event raised Sh3 million.

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