Kenya Golf Guide

CHAMPION: David Opati in action during a recent golf event at the Railway Golf Club. He will be crowned the 2012 GOTY Champions after this weekend’s Nyali Open.

By JAMES WAINDI (Chief Editor)

Golf Park’s David Opati plans to be crowned this year’s Golfer of The Year (GOTY) in style, with a win at the season ending Nyali Open on December 15 and 16 at the par 71 Nyali Golf and Country Club.

The national golf team captain already has his hands on the title before the last tournament, given that his closest opponent, Nelson Simwa cannot match his score of 102.10 points, even if Opati sat out of the final event.

Simwa follows him 76.75, more than 25 points, but Opati insists that the final event despite being a formality for him, he was going for nothing less than a win.

He opened up the gap in the last two tournaments, where he won the Manchester Salver in Eldoret and Simwa failed to pick any points. At the Uhuru shield, Simwa could also not pick any points, as Opati widened the gap.

“I want to be crowned the champion in style with a win at Nyali Open. I know I already have the GOTY title in the bag but I would not be taking things for granted and I will be seeking to win the final tournament,” said Opati.

He added: “There three events in the GOTY tournament that I have never won in my golfing career, which are the Muthaiga Open, Winstone Churchill and Nyali Open and I would be happy if I won the Nyali Open.”

Last year Opati finished fourth at the Nyali Open and believes this is the year to break the jinx. huarache femme huarache femme

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