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Kenya: James Warui Crowned 'King of the Course' in Nanyuki

Home player James Warui displayed excellent form during the weekend's fourth leg of the 2021 ICEA LION 'King of the Course' golf series beating a record field of 162 players to claim the overall title at the Nanyuki Sports Club.

Cyprian Bundi, one of the leading golfers at the club, and currently playing off handicap two, carded four over par 76 to claim the gross title, with Peter Mbugua emerging the best guest in the event, which also attracted players from clubs like Machakos, Royal Nairobi Golf Club and Golf Park among others clubs.In the subsidiary event, Machakos Golf Club's Jackson Mbaluka won the men's longest drive, while Rosemary Kioni was the longest drive lady winner.But what a day it was for Nyeri Golf Club's Mwangu Gathu.At Sigona Golf Club, Kiambu's Michael Karanga recovered from a poor first round score to eventually claim the overall title in the 62nd edition of the annual Sigona Bowl golf tournament.

Playing off handicap 15, Warui got off well, firing 21 points in the opening nine, while despite dropping a number of shots at the back nine, 19 points was still good enough as it gave him an impressive total of 40 points to beat veteran John Mathai by one point.John Maina, playing off handicap 22, carded a fine score of 40 points to take the overall title and S.

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