Kenya Golf Guide

Stefan Andersen in a past action


Six birdies and three bogies, saw Kenya’s professional Stefan Anderson play three under, 69 in the second round of the Gujarat Kensville Challenge in Ahmedabad India and in the process finished the day tied 19th as the rest of the scores still trickled in.

The player who turned pro late last year moved 45 places up and is poised to earn his first professional win.

Meanwhile, spurred by the sensational final round of nine-under 63 at the Asian Tour Final Qualifying in Cha Am, Thailand, last week, India’s Rahil Gangjee continued his fine touch as he fired a fourunder par 68 to take a onestroke lead at the end of the opening round of the Gujarat Kensville Challenge in Ahmedabad on Thursday.

Delhi golfer Shiv Kapur, too, started his campaign on a high. He shot a bogey-free three under 69 and joined Gary Lockerby (England) and Dodge Kemmer (USA) for the tied second position.

Manav Jaini ensured India’s dominance as he recovered to score 70 to be placed tied fifth with six golfers.

Defending champion Gaganjeet Bhullar managed one-under 71 and is sharing the 12th position with Chiragh Kumar, Ranjit Singh and others.

Gangjee hogged the limelight last week at Cha Am where he finished tied second and earned an Asian Tour card for a year. On Thursday, at the Kensville Golf and Country Club, he shone again with a brilliant round, strewn with seven birdies. The three bogeys on the back nine came as a spoiler.

“It was good to follow a nineunder last week with a fourunder today. Before starting the round, I told myself to keep the basics in place and I am happy to perform to my expectation,” he said.

Gangjee made his intentions clear on the second hole, sinking a 15-footer birdie putt. He propelled to four-under after front nine with birdies coming on third, sixth and seventh holes.

He continued the birdie blitz with two more on 10th and 12th, before conceding bogeys on the next two holes.

On 13th, he misjudged his putt while on 14th, his second shot sank into water. The Kolkata pro staged a recovery with a birdie on 15th, holing his longest putt of the day from 20 feet.

But the eventful round had a forgettable end as Gangjee dropped a shot on the closing hole, missing a par putt from eight feet.

“It was a good start overall and I will try to maintain the momentum tomorrow,” said Gangjee.

While Gangjee was keeping the clubhouse abuzz with his bridie spree throughout the day, his old friend Kapur was not far behind. The Delhi golfer was even par after the first 10 holes but he turned his fortunes around with birdies on 11th, 13th and 14th holes.

“I am feeling good after a bogey-free round as I have not played competitive golf in a month,” said Kapur. michael kors tasche sale michael kors tasche sale

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