Jamii Telcom launch PGK Masters event

Kenya Golf Guide

Eldoret's Hanna Ritebe follows his shot during the General Motors East Africa Golf Day at the Kitale Golf Club



Jamii Telecom Limited’s (JTL) gesture could not have come at a better time as their inaugural tournament known as the JTL PGK Matsers would act as warm-up ahead of the 43rd edition of the Kenya Open Golf Championships.

A total of 25 professional golfers tee off on Tuesday March 22, 2011 at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club for the 72-hole competition sponsored by Jamii Telecom Limited.

“The course is in a good condition ready for the Kenya Open and this would be a good test for the local professionals as they prepare for the Open which will be played at the same venue. The professionals would play 72 holes beginning tomorrow (today) until Friday when the JTL will also be having it’s corporate Golf Day at the same venue,” said Muthaiga’s resident professional Elisha Kasuku.
Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) chairman Charan Thethy said the tournament was timely and noted that it would give the professionals a chance to test the course and ‘learn the new conditions of the course.’
Jamii Telcom Limited chairman, Joshua Chepkwony said: “We are looking forward to be sponsors of the professional golfers of Kenya Masters every year, a week before Kenya Open.”
“We have also invited the Kenya team for Zone VI, which comprises of six amateurs who would compete in the JTL Coprorate Golf Day as part of their preparations for the Kenya Open and we are looking forward to an exhilarating Open,” said Chepkwony as he presented the organisers with a cheque of Sh300, 000 meanth for the prize money.
Meanwhile, handicap 28 Samuel Marakwen beat a large field of seasoned Rift Valley Golfers to emerge with the winner of the General Motors East Africa Golf Series at Kitale Golf and Country at the weekend.
The Kitale Golf club member combined 21 points in the first nine and 19 points in the back nine for a total of 40 stable ford points.
Eldoret Golf Club’s, Phillip Shiharsy playing handicap 15 was the runner up on 38 points (19, 19), while William Rotto finished third on 36 points (17, 19).
In Kakamega, handicap 10 Logan Busolo was the overall winner of the Kenya Endowment Fund Tournament that was sponsored by A. Ware after posting 38 stableford
Points (20, 28). Fred Makala was second with 37 points (20, 17) and handicap 22 A. Owano settled for third position on 37 points.
Hezron Wafula finished fourth on 36 points (18, 18).
Muthaiga: MGC Masters Sponsored by Friends of the Captain, Men Winner- Phillip Kungu 39 (19, 20), Gross winner- Kumar Dhall 76gross, Lady winner- Nolly Patel 35 (15, 20), Men R/Up- Antony Mburu 39 (20, 19), Men third- Chege Gitura 37 (21, 16), Junior winner- Kibugu Kagwe 29 (17, 12). nike air max thea schwarz nike air max thea schwarz

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