In Summary
  • And being a ladies Open event and the first one of its kind in Kenya and East Africa, Wednesday’s event has attracted more lady amateurs than men.
  • None, however, of the five Kenyans who are participating in the main event have been included in the Pro-Am, hence they will have to wait until Thursday’s opening round where they will the chance of the taking on Europe and some of America’s leading women professionals.

At least 30 visiting lady professionals will be in action Wednesday morning at Vipingo Ridge’s PGA Baobab Course, Kilifi as the historical Magical Kenya Ladies European Tour open tournament week kicks with the Pro-Am event.

Among the visiting pros who will test the challenging Baobab course in a competitive atmosphere will be America’s Cheyenne Woods, a niece to the world’s most known professional golfer, Tiger Woods.

The young Woods, who will be playing in Kenya and probably Africa for the first time, is drawn last at 10.05 am on the first tee, with Martha Vincent and Lawrence Kimathi of Karen and Muthaiga’s Jean Ngengi.

And being a ladies Open event and the first one of its kind in Kenya and East Africa, Wednesday’s event has attracted more lady amateurs than men.

None, however, of the five Kenyans who are participating in the main event have been included in the Pro-Am, hence they will have to wait until Thursday’s opening round where they will the chance of the taking on Europe and some of America’s leading women professionals.

That will be after the flight of another American pro of Ugandan parents Lakareber Abe, a niece of Uganda Golf Club member Dr Luka Abe, who is paired with amateurs Kevin Aruasa, Laban Gichuki and Irene Onyango. Abe is in Kenya through a special invite by Ladies European Tour (LET) organizers U.Com.

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