Christopher Young emerged the winner of the second round of the KCB Road To The Masters series tournament at the par 72 Limuru Golf and Country Club to lead the next six lot to Karen Masters Pro-am qualification.
Playing off handicap 10, the home player shot 22 in the front nine and 16 in the back for a total of 38 stableford points. Ben Wandawanda became the second beneficiary of the wild card after winning the men’s longest drive.
Other KCB Karen Masters Pro-am qualification tickets went to men winner John Karume, lady winner Grace Kimeria, guest winner Peter Kahuria from Nakuru Golf Club and staff winner Peter Mwaura.
Young, who received the overall trophy from KCB Group head of corporate banking Timothy Kuria, savoured the priceless opportunity which will see him brush shoulders with local and foreign professionals in July when the KCB Karen Masters becomes the first ever event from Kenya to join the prestigious Sunshine Tour.
“I’m overly excited to have won the second round of the Road to the Masters and indeed the opportunity to play at the Pro-am of the Karen Masters. I want to thank the sponsor for a fantastic tournament and all participants for making such a good day and turn out,” said Young.
Young started off with four bogeys but picked himself up when he parred holes five and six in the first nine. He also parred holes 13 and 18 to achieve a feat of a lifetime on the 6828 yard course.