The inaugural Mombasa County Governor’s cup held at Nyali saw a remarkable turnout of 172 amateurs and 21 professionals . This was the first of an annual event aimed at promoting tourism at the Kenyan Coast as well as development of the game of golf.
H.E Hassan Ali Joho was among the 172 amateurs who participated in the tournament and later on graced the prize giving ceremony as the chief guest.
Aameen Dhanji was overall winner with a score of 38 points beating Ijaz Sheikh (men winner) on countback. Dinesh Sasan bagged the men’s runner up position by beating Daniel Ondeng’a (men third) on 37 points countback.
Joyce Masai was lady winner on 38 pts and Mary Kandu lady runner up on as score of 37 points countback.
Dr. J. C. Patel was the best senior on a score 34 points while Alyssa Jamal was the best junior on a very good score of 41 points.
Taufiq Balala’s 33 points earned him the staff winner’s prize and Said Gulleid’s 30 points secured the runner up position in the staff category.
The NG & CC resident golf professional, Njuguna Ngugi finished at the peak of the pros’ category. Simon Ngige was second as David Wakhu & Kopan Timbe tied in third position.