Kenya Golf Guide

SWING: A lady golfer in action during a recent event at the Karen Golf and Country Club.


The national ladies golf team have took a single point lead, ahead of hosts Zambia after the opening foursomes and singles matches at the ongoing Gilberson and Page Trophy in Lusaka, Zambia.

Kenya has 20 points, a shot ahead of Zambia (19 points) and five shots ahead of Zimbabwe  (15 points).

In the morning foursomes, Kenya got six points from the second seed pair of Florence Maina and 13-year-old Naomi Wafula, who won their matches against Zambia and Zimbabwe.  The third pair of Bhavi Shah and Mwongeli Nzoika beat Zimbabwe but lost to Zambia.  Team captain Christina Andersen, paired with Jane Njoroge but lost both their matches 3/1 to Zambia and 3/2 to Zimbabwe.

Going into the afternoon singles, Zambia was one shot ahead of Kenya with seven points, and Zimbabwe had five points.  With a maximum of 24 points to be won by any team in the Singles, there was all to play for and the Kenyans had mixed results winning 14 points.

Defending champions Kenya, who won this trophy when it was last played four years ago, are up against home advantage. Zambia held on to win a total of 12 points, six each from Kenya and Zimbabwe in the Singles played at the Lusaka Golf Club, with Zimbabwe collecting 10 points, four from Kenya and six from Zambia.

The youngest team member, Naomi Wafula won both her matches beating Nan Kennedy of Zambia 8/7 and Zimbabwe’s Loice Chingono 3/1.  Kenya’s top seed and Pretoria-based Bhavi Shah beat the Zambian Devanshi Naik 3/2 but lost to Claire Minter of Zimbabwe 4/3.  Jane Njoroge beat Zimbabwe’s Aulia Alfazema and halved with Kaela Mulenga of Zambia, whilst her Muthaiga club teammate, Florence Maina also beat Zimbabwe’s Margie Brandt 4/2 but lost to Tina Mawa of Zambia in a close match, 1up.

In other results, Christina Andersen beat Zimbabwe’s Estralita Zerf  5/4 but lost to Zambia’s Hilda Edwards 5/3, whilst Royal Nairobi’s Sarah Hoare halved against Zambia but lost to Zimbabwe 5/3.

The second test match will be played at Chainama Hills Golf Club on Wednesday, June 1.  The team will play in the Zambian Ladies Open championships at the weekend before returning home on Monday 6 June.

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