In Summary
  • Vet Lab Sports Club’s Edwin Mudanyi leads a star field of 93 players to the par-71 Nyali Golf and Country Club course on Friday, for the first round of Nyali Open golf championship.
  • The handicap one Mudanyi last year produced a sensational four under par 67 in the closing round of Nyali Open to clinch the title, beating home player Mathew Wahome by six shots.

Vet Lab Sports Club’s Edwin Mudanyi leads a star field of 93 players to the par-71 Nyali Golf and Country Club course on Friday, for the first round of Nyali Open golf championship.

The handicap one Mudanyi last year produced a sensational four under par 67 in the closing round of Nyali Open to clinch the title, beating home player Mathew Wahome by six shots.

Mudanyi, who is a national team player, is currently leading in the Kenya Amateur Golf Championship (KAGC) series with 481.6 points ahead of Royal Nairobi’s Dennis Saikwa ( 435.1) who won the Uhuru Shield at his home course last weekend. Limuru’s John Karichu who led for a better part of the season is third with 396 points.

Mudanyi needs to finish second at Nyali to clinch the country’s most prestigious amateur golf title.

He has been in great form this season, making the top five in almost every event he entered, winning two of them (Kabete Open and Manchester Salver).

Mudanyi would like to retain the Nyali Open to wind up the season in great style. “I am playing well at the moment and if all goes well in Mombasa, I should retain the title which will enable me win Golfer of The Year award easily,’’ said the golfer currently ranked 523rd in the world.

At Nyali, where the tournament is sponsored by Mayfair Bank, Grain Bulk Handlers and Shikara Limited, Mudanyi will face, among others, South-Africa based Mathew Wahome and Daniel Nduva who fired impressive rounds of 77, 74, 66 and 70 to win the Kenya Amateur Open championship, also held at Nyali.

Wahome on the other hand finished third in Uhuru Shield last week.

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