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Kisia shrugs off double bogey to take lead at Sigona

Vet Lab Sports Club’s Mike Kisia recovered from a double bogey with two holes to go, to build a narrow one shot lead during the opening round of the 54-hole Sigona Bowl golf championship at the par 72 Sigona Golf Club course on Saturday. Kisia took off well enroute to a level par front nine that included a birdie at the par five-fourth hole before dropping a shot at the seventh hole. 


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Bollo Beaten to Second Spot as Mudanyi Tops Amateur Stroke Play Qualifying Round

Vet Lab Sports Club’s Edwin Mudanyi completed a five under par total of 211 gross to emerge the best in the two-day 54-hole Africa Amateur Strokeplay Championship qualifying round at the par 72 Sigona Golf Club course on Tuesday. The handicap one, who has been in a tremendous form over the past couple of months, shot two under par 70 in yesterday’s final round of the Kenya Golf Union -organised qualifier to beat Royal Nairobi’s Kenneth Bollo by eight shots.


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Owiti Takes KGU to Sports Tribunal

Outspoken top amateur golfer Robinson Owiti has taken issue with Kenya Golf Union (KGU) and reported them to the Sports Tribunal for suspending him from the national team for a year for raising pertinent issues against the union. Owiti a former national team captain had questioned the criteria the union used in picking the national team, arguing that the Golfer Of The Year (GOTY) series was the best way of picking the best amateurs to represent the country at the national level instead of a single qualifying event. 


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Royal’s Bollo Wins Uhuru Shield

Royal Nairobi Golf Club’s Kenneth Bollo is this year’s winner of the prestigious Uhuru Shield title after recovering in the final round to beat his closest opponent Jay Sandhu by five shots at the par 72 Royal Club. The international player playing off scratch made amends to his poor strat in the competition to rule the roost after 54-holes, posting a total of 221 (75, 74, 72) and in the process picked crucial 24 points towards the Golfer Of The Year (GOTY) rankings.