- This weekend’s event has attracted a big field of 171 players at the hilly course.
- Action will also be at the front course (Mombasa Golf Club) along Mama Ngina Drive where lady captain Mary Mariga will host the Lady Captain’s prize.
The six-event Barclays amateur golf tour enters its third leg with the Nakuru Open this weekend at the par 73 Nakuru Golf Club course.
Coming on the back of the second leg held at Karen last Friday, this weekend’s event has attracted a big field of 171 players at the hilly course.
The golf event, which has attracted players from Nakuru, Njoro, Naivasha and as far away as Eldoret, is part of the activities Barclays Bank is sponsoring before the Kenya Open.
Those drawn at Nakuru include the winner of the first leg held at Eldoret Golf Club late last year, Andrew Chelogoi. He also doubles up as the chairman of Eldoret Golf Club.
A single figure handicap player Chelogoi, who is also the representative of the Kenya Golf Union at the North Rift, produced an amazing four under par 45 points at Eldoret. He is accompanied at Nakuru by his club captain Moses Tanui and Aaron Kitur.
Others include Njoro’s Charles Angwenyi, Dominic Walubengo, and lady golfer Clem Muli while the home players will include Paul Muhia, Kirt Morjaria, Robert Obondy and lady golfers Shiro Kaime and Nancy Steinmann among others.
Also in the starting list at Nakuru will be Muthaiga’s Christine Ocholla who posted 45 points to win the second leg at Karen.
Because of the large field, teeing off starts as early as 6.50am.