Other players confirmed to attend are Noemi Jimenez Martin from
Spain who finished 19th and Camilla Lennarth (Sweden) who was
Vipingo Ridge, in collaboration with U.COM Event, is hosting
both events and is proud to promote Kenyan golf and its unique
golfing destinations to the world.
Guy Moran, Head of Property and Development at The PGA,
"This event promises to be a triumph helping to put Kenyan
golf on the map, especially by promoting ladies golf throughout
the country and further afield.
The PGA fully supports such activities and congratulates
Vipingo Ridge, U.COM and partners for putting together a
world-class Pro-Am at relatively short notice.
"We look forward to seeing many more of the same."
Chinese golfer Wu to
compete at golf tournament in Kenya
NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Chinese professional golfer Wu Ashun will compete
at this year’s Kenya Open Golf Tournament scheduled for
mid-March in Nairobi, organizers announced on Monday.
Patrick Obath, tournament director, said that the 34-year-old
golfer, who has won the European tour three times, will be one
of the star attractions at Kenya’s premier golf event.
"Wu will compete alongside other players from across the
globe for top honors at the competition that has since been
elevated to a European Tour event," Obath said during the launch
of the championship in Nairobi.
In recent years, Europe witnessed an increasing number of
tours held outside Europe.
Since 2016, Wu has played primarily on the European tour
during which he won the Lyoness Open in the same year and had a
third European Tour win in 2018 to add to his five professional
wins so far.
Obath said that the entries will close in the middle of
February so it was still not possible to determine the number of
The director said that Kenya will field 12 professionals and
six elite amateurs during the challenge.
Peter Kanyago, chairman of the Kenya Open Golf Limited, said
the four-day event will be broadcast live around the world and
will be beamed to over 490 million household across the globe.
European Tour Stars play Vipingo Ladies Invitational Pro-Ams