Kenya Golf Guide

NO LAUGHING MATTER: Golf Park’s David Opati posses with the winner’s prize at a past tournament. He is among the favourites at this weekend’s Karen Challenge, which is part of the GOTY Series.


Series leader David Opati will be the player to watch as the 13th round of Golfer of the Year (GOTY) show, dubbed Karen Challenge, takes place at Karen Golf and Country Club on September 8-9, 2012.

Opati of Golf Park Golf Club has maintained the top position for better part of the season and he currently leads the table standings with 69.35 points off 10 events he has participated in.

The Karen Challenge, sponsored by Keringet Mineral Water, is expected to be very competitive as golfers are eager to cut Opati’s lead and if possible topple him from the leadership.

Opati tees off at 12:58pm alongside R Njoroge and D Ongeri during the two day event.

His main challengers are Kabete Open winner Nelson Simwa of Vet Lab who is placed second on 54.50, teammate Joseph Karanja of Golf Park who has accumulated 53.10 and plus handicap one CJ Wanjui of  Kenya Railway Golf Club.

Simwa is the first ever home player to claim GOTY round following his victory in Kabete Open and he hopes to maintain the form and bag valuable points at Karen.

Nelson Simwa entered historic books as the first ever home player to win Golfer of the Year (GOTY) round after he clinched Kabete Open on 221 gross at Vet Lab Golf Club last month.

Simwa open campaign takes to the par 72 course at 1.33pm together with J Karichu and W Odera

Karen Challenge, the biggest event in town this weekend, is one of the series of events sponsored by Keringet Mineral Water and organized by Kenya Golf Union.

The last five events are: Kenya Amateur Strokeplay Championships (October 20th), Manchester Salver (November 3-4), Uhuru Shield (November 30 to December 1) and Nyali Open (December 15-16). canada goose homme canada goose homme

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