In Summary

  • The event is the sixth leg of the KAGC series.
  • This year’s Trans Nzoia Open has attracted a field of 82 players drawn from various clubs in the country.

The hunt for points in the 2017 Kenya Amateur Golf Championship (KAGC) series shifts to Kitale this weekend where the par 73 Kitale Club course hosts the Trans Nzoia Open.

The event is the sixth leg of the KAGC series. A 54-hole strokeplay event, the KAGC also counts towards the World Amateur Ranking. This year’s Trans Nzoia Open has attracted a field of 82 players drawn from various clubs in the country.

Among those expected in Kitale though his name was missing in the draw is Vet Lab’s Mike Kisia, who produced an impressive nine under par 135 to clinch the Winston Churchill Cup at Thika Sports Club 10 days ago. Also heading to the north Rift, are two other Vet Lab players Edwin Mudanyi - who came second in Thika - and Robinson Owiti.

The event has also attracted other leading amateurs such as Railway’s Alfred Nandwa and Samuel Njoroge, Limuru’s John Karichu and Paul Muchangi and Royal Nairobi’s Kenneth Bollo and Dennis Saikwa among others.

“I did not play well in Thika because of putting problem, but I hope to get my putting together in Kitale this weekend,” said Nandwa.

The first round draw is set for 7.30am Saturday, followed by the second round in the afternoon while third and final round will take place Sunday morning.

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