Phylis Kisuna Fires Team to Glory at the KCB East Africa Golf Tour in Kitale

The team of Phylis Kisuna, J. Jesang, J. Cheruiyot and J. Kisuna returned a combined score of 157 points to emerge as the overall team winners of the 13th leg of the KCB East Africa Golf Tour at the Par 73 Kitale Golf Club on Saturday evening.

They beat their closest challengers N. Shah, P. Kusimba, M. Wekhomba and A. Kidiavai who returned a combined score of 147 points to settle for the second position at the golf tourney that fielded over 100 players.

Following their triumph, the two teams join 11 other teams that have booked a slot in the Pro-Am grand finale event set for November 24th at the Karen Country Club.

Speaking after the prize-giving ceremony, an ecstatic Kisuna said: “When I woke up today, I prayed for the tournament and the sponsors. I feel proud to be part of this winning team and we cannot wait to represent Kitale Golf Club in the grand finale. Now, it is time to work even harder and prepare for the competition that will bring together the best golfers in the country.”

Experienced golfer Edwin Ruto carded 44 stableford points to be crowned the overall winner while his counterpart Michael Chege returned 43 points to clinch the men’s winner award.

In the lady’s category, Everlyn Cherop carded an excellent score of 43 stableford points to be named the lady winner of the day after her valiant display at the lush 18-hole course.

Philip Shiharsy won the longest drive award in the men category while Sarah Otolo clinched it in the ladies’ category. Ken Matonya scooped the nearest to the pin award.

Sports Sep 25, 2023