In Summary

  • Besides defending champion Sweden’s Sebastian Soderberg, a number of past Barclays Kenya Open golf Championship winners and European Tour players will be parading at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club course from Thursday.
  • The Open returns to its original venue Muthaiga after a five year absence.
  • The past winners will be seeking a share of the 220,000 total prize kitty where the winner will take home 32,000 Euro plus a chance to join the big league (Road to Dubai’s European Tour).

Besides defending champion Sweden’s Sebastian Soderberg, a number of past Barclays Kenya Open golf Championship winners and European Tour players will be parading at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club course from Thursday.

The Open returns to its original venue Muthaiga after a five year absence.

The past winners will be seeking a share of the 220,000 total prize kitty where the winner will take home 32,000 Euro plus a chance to join the big league (Road to Dubai’s European Tour).

During last year’s Open at Karen Country Club, Soderberg fired rounds of 67, 68, 68 and 67 for an impressive 18 under par 270.

But unlike many past Kenya Open champions who usually climb the ladder to the big league, Soderberg did not perform well in the remaining part of the Challenge Tour hence his return to Kenya to try his luck once again in this year’s series.

The Barclays Kenya Open is once again the first event in the 2017 Challenge Tour series, a development tour which has over the years produced top players.

Other past winners list in the 2017 list of participants at Muthaiga, are South Africa’s Jake Roos, who won in 2014 also at Karen, and England’s Gary Boyd(2009) and Robert Dinwiddie (2010).

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