Former caddie Cyprian Bundi bagged the first leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour after returning 39 Stableford points in the event held at Nanyuki Sports Club on Saturday and Sunday.

The Nanyuki-based golfer returned 19 points in the first nine and 20 in the second to secure a slot in the Grand Finale of The Safaricom Golf Tour to be held in Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi County, in August.

“I have come a long way, having in mind that I started my golfing career as a caddie and today, I am the winner of the Safaricom Golf Tour. I look forward to representing my club at the grand finale in Vipingo,” said Bundi.


Marion Githinji, who posted 33 Stableford points to win in the ladies’ category and beat Dr Susan Ngure by only one point.

In the Junior Golf Tournament, Belinda Wanjiru emerged victorious with 76 Stableford points, while Justin Ngeera emerged the best boy with 72 points.

Belinda Wanjiru and Jackson Mutua. PHOTO/COURTESY

“I started golf when I was three years old, and the journey has been quite tremendous as I have kept improving my scores. My parents have been a great inspiration as they encourage and support me in golf. I thank Safaricom for this tournament as it will help nurture and grow more young talents into the sport,” Wanjiru said.

The 18-hole Nanyuki leg of the tour attracted more than 50 junior golfers and 52 corporate golfers and was preceded by a community outreach engagement at Kano Grounds in Nanyuki town.


Safaricom is funding the golf tour to the tune of Sh100 million in an effort to nurture and grow golfing talent in the country and it will be played in 14 golf clubs across the country.

The next tournament will be held at Limuru Golf Club on February 26.