Action moves to ‘Ingo’

Friday, May 26th, 2023 05:30 | By
The Overall winner at Eldoret Club, Amos Butit, tees off during the second leg of the KCB East Africa Golf tour. Butit carded 40 stableford points to be crowned champion. PD/ EMMANUEL MASINDE

A record field of 150 players will tat to take on the par-72 Kakamega golf course, tomorrow, during the fifth leg of the 2023 KCB East Africa Golf Tour.

The action tees off at 6:30am as the expansive field, which includes members of the Kakamega Golf Club and guest players from around the country, battles to join the winning teams from Eldoret, Limuru and Railways to play in the tour’s grand finale later in the year.

In addition to the amateur series, this leg will see two golf clinics hosted Sunday targeting ladies and junior golfers. So far, the clinics have reached over 300 participants in total from the opening three legs at Vetlab, Eldoret, Limuru and Railways golf clubs.

Speaking ahead of the event, KCB Group Director Marketing and Communications, Rosalind Gichuru said, “We are excited to head to Western Kenya for the 5th leg of the KCB East Africa Golf tour, at the Kakamega Golf Club, after successful events at Vetlab, Eldoret, Limuru and Railways Golf Clubs. We look forward to crowning the fourth set of teams who will play at the grand finale, later in the year.”

On his part, Kakamega Golf Club Captain James Anzabwa said, “We are honored to host the fifth leg of the KCB East Africa Golf Tour this Saturday. The event has drawn a lot of interest from golf enthusiasts. The course is in great shape, especially after the rains we have received in the last couple of weeks which should provide an exciting challenge to the players.” The top two teams from this leg will qualify to play in the grand finale slated for November at the Karen Country Club, for a chance to play at the 2024 Magical Kenya Ladies Open Pro-Am event.

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