In Summary
  • Next year’s KCB Karen Masters will be a fully sanctioned Sunshine Tour tournament.
  • The inaugural tournament, which was held to mark Karen Country Club’s 80th anniversary in March this year, was held just a week before the Barclays Kenya Open at Muthaiga and won by Dutchman Will Besseling.
  • This will be the first professional golf tournament to be sanctioned by the South Africa-based Tour in East Africa.

Next year’s KCB Karen Masters will be a fully sanctioned Sunshine Tour tournament.

The inaugural tournament, which was held to mark Karen Country Club’s 80th anniversary in March this year, was held just a week before the Barclays Kenya Open at Muthaiga and won by Dutchman Will Besseling.

This will be the first professional golf tournament to be sanctioned by the South Africa-based Tour in East Africa.

Save for some competitions Zambia,  Zimbabwe and Swaziland, most of the tournaments in the Sunshine Tour are held in South Africa.

This means Kenya will now host two international professional tournaments the second being the European Challenge Tour-sanctioned Barclays Kenya Open.

Making the announcement at Karen Country Club on Friday, Sunshine Tour tournament director Garry Todd said next year’s competition will be held at the par 72 Karen course from July 19 to 22 and will have a field 156 players drawn from the Sunshine Tour, Kenya and across the East African region.

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