Kenya Golf Guide

EYEING GREATNESS: Stefan Andersen makes a chip in a past event.


Nairobi, 8 June 2011

South Africa-based Kenyan internationa, Stefan Engell Andersen left the country yesterday for UK to play in the 116th Amateur golf championships, the most prestigious event on the R&A amateur calender.

Currently ranked 764 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, governed by the Royal and Ancient of Scotland, Andersen will play the first part of the Championships, a 36 hole Strokeplay, at Hillside golf club and Hesketh golf club respectively on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June 2011, in Meryside, close to both Liverpool and Manchester.

Andersen, who played in the World Amateur team championships in Argentina last year was also a member of the Junior World Team championships in Japan in 2008, and played in the Junior Orange Bowl in Florida the same year. He is playing in a championships in the the United Kingdom for the first time.

The last Kenyan to play in this event was back in 1972, when David Farrar reached the third round at Royal St Georges, losing to Dick Siderowf, the four times US Walker cup captain.

The field is limited to 288 players in the Strokeplay, after which the 64 lowest scored over the 36 holes and ties for 64thplace will compete in the match play stage of the Championships, to commence on Wednesday 15 June at Hillside and will be seeded. Over 31 countries will be represented, Kenya and South Africa being the only ones from Africa.

Entry to the Amateur championships is open to any golfer in the world, with preference given to the player’s current position in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, handicap and exemption in the starting field given to winners of various strokeplay events around the world, regional amateur champions and Walker team players to name a few.

The winner of the 116th Amateur championship gets automatic entry to The Open, the US Open and the US Amateur championships.

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