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Kiragu to fly Kenyan flag at Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup 

Coastweek -- Kenya’s Moses Kiragu will be among the players from various golfing destinations that will grace the prestigious Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup for Antalya, Turkey slated for this October and November reports SAMSON ATEKA.

Kiragu qualified for the tournament after emerging victorious in the Kenyan qualifies of the Turkish Airlines that attracted 174 players at Muthaiga Golf Club in July.

He posted 39 points to progress to the grand finale ahead of the KJ Raikundalia and Eng. Sammy Gathuri.

“We would like to offer our congratulations to everyone who made the Turkish Airlies World Golf Cup qualifier in Nairobi such a special occasion.

“It was a fantastic tournament and well done to our winner Moses Kiragu.

“They still have so much to play for in Antalya but everyone else will be looking forward to see him come back with the coveted trophy,” Mustafa Ozkahraman, the General Manger of Turkish Airlines Nairobi said.

Now in its fifth year, the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup is expected to attract more players having seen 8000 amateurs golfers compete globally last year.

The global amateur golf competition, had thousands of participants competing at qualifying events in 100 destinations worldwide backed by Turkish Airlines after which the finalist were picked for selection.

As part of the event’s preferment of golf tourism, finalists are to enjoy a seven night stay at a seven-night stay at the five star luxury Titanic Delux Belek Hotel in Antalya and will be flown there on business class from their own qualifying destination by Turkish Airlines.

The overall winners of the two round Grand Finale at the Titanic Golf Club progress to play in the 2017 Turkish Airlines Pro-Am.

“Flying to more countries from more than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines is committed to supporting and working with international sporting organisations that bring people together from all over the world.

“Alongside TAWGC, Turkish Airlines lends its full support to sevel other international sporting organizations including the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Europe’s top club level basketball competition.

Antalya city is also home to Antalyaspo where four time Africa player of the year Samuel Eto’o plies his trade in the Turkish Premier league.  Turkish Airlines also sponsors Spanish giants Barcelona and EPL side Manchester United.



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