The team of Erick Mutai, Julius Rono, Patrick Cheruiyot and Patrick Langat from Kericho Golf Club are the champions of the ‘Road to Gleneagles’ 2022 Johnnie Walker Golf Series.
The quartet posted a remarkable 111 joint points to floor a strong field of 100 top amateur golfers from across the country who participated in the Series’ Grand Finale that was held yesterday at the par-72 Karen Country Club.
For their efforts, the team clinched the tournament’s overall prize – an all-expenses-paid for trip to visit and play at the iconic Gleneagles Golf Course in Scotland.
The team fended off the challenge from Nakuru Golf Club’s team of Kuljit Sahota, Wahu Nyairo, Sajil Shah and Rahul Mesuria who came in second after scoring 110 points.
Coming in third was Nyanza Club’s team of Griffins Owino, Julius Omollo, David Omollo and Elizabeth who returned a score of 108 points, beating VetLab Sports Club’s team of Priscilla Karobia, Esther Chumo, Cleopas Bor and Mark Karobia on count back who had scored similar points.
On to individual categories, Shadrack Ng’etich and Rose Mambo were the stars in the Longest Drive challenge in the men and ladies categories respectively, while Anthony Mulinge clinched the Nearest to the Pin prize.
Meanwhile, Racheal Ndei posted 41 points to win the Guest Prize, beating second-placed Louisa Gitau who scored 38 points.
The Grand Finale featured twenty-five teams of four who qualified to play from the Eagle’s Round (Semi-Final) held at Muthaiga Golf Club who battled it out for the ultimate honor of being crowned the overall Series champion.
The Series which kicked off in November 2021 has seen over 3,000 golfers participating across 18 golf clubs in the country.