All Africa Challenge Trophy fundraiser nets Shs 1.6 million

 

Muthaiga Golf Club Fundraiser Prizetable   http://www.aactgolf.com
With just over seven weeks to go before the flags of Africa are raised at Muthaiga Golf Club on 8 June at the Opening Ceremony of the All Africa Challenge Trophy,  (AACT)  the fundraising activities hit top gear Friday (28 March).
            Muthaiga hosted the second of four fundraising golf tournaments towards hosting costs of this prestigious continental ladies golf championships.  Organised by the KLGU council members from Muthaiga – Liz Armitage, Lucy Muhinga and Christina Engell Andersen – a total of Shs 1.6 million was raised through sponsorship, players fees and raffle.
            On the course, Hon Amos Kimunya took full advantage of local knowledge as overall winner, signing for 39 stableford points, one shot clear of George Njugu, Solomon Karanja (also Muthaiga members) and Dhru Shah all on 38 points.
            The club’s ladies section also claimed top honours, lead by Lady Captain, Stella Macharia on 36 points, two ahead of Liz Wangethi as Agnes Wanjiru was third on countback 34 points.
            Karen Country Club will host the next AACT fundraiser on Friday, 11 April with the last event heading upcountry to Nakuru on 13 April.  Vet Lab hosted the first event in January.
          The AACT is a biennial event hosted rotationally on the continent, it was last held in Botswana in 2012.   First played in Harare in 1992, Kenya hosted the second event at Muthaiga, twenty years ago.  It has the support of the Royal and Ancient Club of St Andrew’s (R&A).
          Each country is represented by three players and a non-playing captain.  Using Eishenhower scoring, the best two scores per round count towards the daily team score in the 54-hole strokeplay format to decide the  winning team.  Individual awards are also presented – best junior golfer and best lady overall.