Kenya Golf Guide

Golf fans at the Karen Club today, following the Barclays Kenya Open Golf Championship.


Local golf enthusiasts should brace themselves for a cracker tomorrow, the final round of this year’s Barclays Kenya Open Golf, as only five shots separate the top nine players at the ongoing tournament at the par 71 Karen Golf and Country Club.

Dutchman Tim Sluiter’s second round lead was checked as he tied with Spaniard Jordi Garcia Pinto on ten under par 203.

Brooks Koepka of USA, and Scotland’s George Murray are the closest challengers for the top two, trailing them by three shots, while Spanish Adrian Otaegui is fifth on six under.

Tim Sluiter held a one shot lead as the final group reached the turn, but things later turned. The Dutchman had a steady front nine as he birdied the par five second hole for the first time this week but he proceeded to bogey the sixth hole to reach the turn in level par and remain on eight under par with a first nine score of 35, having led overnight with that score.

In the second nine, he sunk a birdie on the par four 11th hole, picked another shot on the par five hole 15, but bogeyed the next hole, a par three then ended with a birdie on the par five 18th for a second nine score of 34.

Pinto, who had taken to the top briefly after opening with successive birdies at the first and second holes. The Spaniard dropped a shot each at the fourth and ninth, however to fall back to tied second place on seven under par, but bounced back in the back nine with three birdies on holes 12, 13 and 16 for a score of 33.

With a lucrative prize money at stake, the top players will be at each other’s neck today, making it a must watch.

President Mwai Kibaki who also doubles up as the Kenya Golf Union (KGU) patron is expected to fete tomorrow’s final. huarache soldes huarache soldes

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