Today, seven groups of
four golfers (1 pro and 3 amateurs) will tee-off from the first tee and
six groups of four from the second tee.
Among the amateurs bracing for
the event include Christina Engell Andersen who has captained the
national team on sundry occasions, star lady player Naomi Wafula,
Charles Gacheru of IMG, Kenya Golf Union (KGU) Coast rep Gurbux Singh,
the famous Alice Wahome of Nyali Golf and Country Club, Andrew Wahome
(one of the three of Nyali’s Wahome siblings), Kenya Open Tournament
Director Patrick Obath and leading single handicap amateur Daniel Nduva
who plays in the Kenya Amateur Golf Championship (formerly GOTY).
South Africa based Nduva won the 2018 Uhuru Shield at the par 72
Royal Nairobi Golf Club course late last year and is among the locals to
watch. Alyssa Jamal (13) who won Lady Captain’s Prize golf tournament at
Nyali Golf and Country Club in early January is also among the Kenyans
lined up for the historic Pro Ams.
The Tour professional players are on route from the Fatima Mubarak
Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi to the Australian Ladies Classic Bonville and
for that reason, will be making a stop in Kenya between tour events.
All 13 LET players are ranked in the top 100 in the 2018 Order of Merit.
Among the visiting pros include 29 year old Florentyna Parker from
England, 30 year old Camila Lennarth of Sweden, 25 year old Amy Boulden
from Wales, England’s Annabel Dimmock (22), Laura Fuenfstueck (24) among