Walter Juma was crowned the winner of the fourth leg of the Diamond Trust Bank’s (DTB’s) ‘Bank with Us’ golf tournament, which was hosted at the par 70 Malindi Golf Club in Kilifi County, Kenya.
Playing off a handicap 17, the Malindi Club captain made good use of his current best form and exceptional fairways in a field of over 70 golfers from Malindi and its environs. This resulted into an impressive total of 42 points to claim the title, beating his closest challenger, Peter Pohland, on 39 points net standings.
Juma’s victory was courtesy of 21 points at the front nine and 21 points at the back nine, crowning him the overall winner of the tournament. His closest challenger, Peter Pohland, had 16 points in the first nine and 23 points in the second nine.
“First, I would like to thank DTB for organizing such an excellent event here at our very own Malindi Golf Club,” Juma said. “I am delighted to have emerged as the winner of the fourth golf tournament of this year’s DTB ‘bank with Us’ golf edition.
“My first nine was excellent, and so was my second nine. Our well-maintained Malindi golf course enabled me to play competently. I intend to build on this win in more of the series and secure my title as the ultimate grand winner. We, as the Malindi Golf Club, look forward to more partnerships like these that help grow the golf sport in Malindi and promote golf tourism in the Kilifi region.”
Meanwhile, playing off handicap 52, Njambi Wasige won in the Lady Winner Category with 40 points, overcoming her closest competitor, Nancy Gatwiri, who garnered 38 points in the Lady Runner-Up category.
Njambi carded 17 points at the front nine and 23 points at the back nine making her the Lady winner.
At the same time, James Mutua won in the Men Runners-up category with 37 points and the Staff Winner category was won by Dr. Kennedy Nyakomitta, Director of Sales-DTB, with 25 points. The 1st Nine Winner was won by Enzo Zilettti while the 2nd Nine position was won by Alloise Ogolla.
DTB’s ‘Bank with us’ golf series leverages on the sport to get closer to its customers countrywide, as well as boost businesses by bringing services closer to its customers and offering networking opportunities both on and off the course.
So far, the 2023 DTB ‘Bank with us’ golf series has attracted over 800 golfers in the tournaments held at Sigona, Kitale, and Nakuru golf clubs.
Last year, the bank held five successful legs of the in Kakamega, Mombasa, Kericho, Kisumu and Eldoret regions.