- Ladies converge on the Golf Park for the Open with Nyakio, Nyanchama, Khanyereri in action
Kenya’s elite amateur golfers return to the local scene where the hunt for Kenya Amateur Golf Championship (KAGC) and World Amateur Ranking points goes to Limuru Country Club, for this year’s Limuru Open and Brackenhurst Cup.
This weekend’s tournament, a 54-hole event which comes exactly a week after the Victoria Cup between Kenya and Uganda where Kenya went down by two points to hosts Uganda, has attracted a field of 67 players. Leading the field in hunt for the Limuru Open trophy and the KAGC and World Amateur Ranking points, will be defending champion Robinson Owiti of Vet Lab.
During last year’s tournament, Owiti, one of the national team players who were in Uganda for the Victoria Cup, fired four over par 76 in the final round for a total of 222, beating home player Paul Muchangi and Kenya Railway Golf Club’s Samuel Njoroge by two shots.
Both Muchangi, who is the current Kenya Amateur Match Play champion, and 2018 Golfer of the Year Njoroge, will be in action at Limuru and so will be two former match play champions Daniel Nduva of Nyali and Golf Park’s William Odera.
Nduva has not been in his best form lately and that was evidence during the Karen Masters and the Victoria Cup. He is however an experienced player capable of turning the tables against the champion Owiti and the others.
Home player Muchangi is also yet to display his usual fireworks since winning the match play title at home against William Odera. Though being at home, Muchangi will definitely be one of the leading contenders.