In Summary
  • Good round for Kenya Railway Golf Club player; Kenya’s ambassador to Zimbabwe Chelimo at Victoria Falls to support team.
  • Hosts Zimbabwe were a shot behind Kenya on 225 in the 15-team tournament.

IN VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

Kenya’s team captain Alfred Nandwa produced two birdies and an eagle but against three bogeys to sign for one under par 71 which steered his team to fourth place as the battle for supremacy in Africa’s amateur golf got underway at the par 72 Elephant Hills Golf Resort course here Tuesday.

It was a good start for the former Njoro Country Club captain, now attached to Railway Golf Club in Nairobi, as he picked up his first birdie at the par four third to turn to the back nine on minus one.

He then eagled the 531-metre par five-10th and birdied the 12th, although a poor approach at the 13th saw him drop his first shot of the day that was followed by a close miss for a par at the 16th and 18th to level the back nine.

“I was really firing until at the 13th hole, but I think this is a good start for me and the team,” said Nandwa as Edwin Mudanyi shot two over par 74 while John Karichu fired seven over par 79 for Kenya’s 224 that left them 13 shots behind defending champions South Africa and two behind Reunion Islands.

“We are just two shots off our target for today, and this event being a four rounds event, anything can happen,” said Kenya’s coach John Liefland.

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