Kenya Commercial Bank golfer, Ibrahim Lande fired 43 stableford points to win the Atlancis sponsored 2018 Inter-Banks golf tournament held at the Par 72 Vet Lab Sports Club.
Playing off handicap 29, Lande who is KCB’s Platinum Relations Manager shot 19 in the front nine and 24 in the back nine to clinch this year’s overall trophy. To top it all up, Lande savored a rare double when he led a three-man KCB outfit comprising of Simon Bett (handicap 12) and Timothy Kuria (handicap 36) to the team title.
Lande was all smiles after his victory. “I am delighted with the result today. I was playing for handicap and not the prize as I have always wanted to lower it,” he revealed. “I will continue to improve my shot game as my swing is closer to where I want it to be,” he continued. Lande concluded by thanking his employer for giving him and the rest of the team some time off work every Friday to practice.
KCB won the team trophy with 117 points beating Standard Chartered Bank led by Paul Njoki, Irene Auma and S. Mwiti, who were second on a cumulative score of 109. Itiola of Stanbic Bank playing off handicap 19 emerged the overall runner up with 39 stableford points. Itiola beat NIC Bank’s B. Matimu and Stanbic’s S. Ndungu on count back. Fifth overall was KCB’s handicap 12 golfer Simon Better on 38 points. StanChart’s handicap 36 player Rose Chepkemoi fired 35 points to emerge the ladies overall winner.
First nine honors with a score of 21 went to Adam Boru of Central Bank of Kenya with Irene Auma racking up second nine honors on a similar score. Nearest to the pin men’s trophy went to S. Munyua while Nelius Kariuki won the ladies trophy, whereas the longest drive men and ladies winners were Fred Gatamu and Carol Kiremgo.
Sponsor winner was handicap 19 player Edward Muthiga on 33 points, whereas the sponsor’s guest winner was handicap 19 Jared Oroso on 36. Piga Mingi prize also known as best effort went to Benson Githae.
This year’s event was sponsored by ICT Managed Services provider Atlancis Technologies. Atlancis CEO Daniel Njuguna thanked organizers of the tournament, the Kenya Institute of Bankers (KIB) for running a great round of golf at Vet Lab. “This is the first time we have sponsored the KIB Golf Day and we are overly excited to partner with bankers in a golfing environment. We work with several banks on a day to day basis and we felt it was prudent to give back to this vibrant sector,” said Mr. Njuguna.
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