Kenya Golf Guide

Anil Shah lines his putt at a recent tournament. He is currently enjoying a single shot lead after the first round of the PGK Masters event at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club.


Anil Shah today showed mastery of his home course to take an early lead on the first day of the Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) Masters tournament at the par 72 Royal Nairobi Golf Club.

Shah who finished fourth in the last event for the pros last week at the Windsor Golf and Country Club, posted four under par 68 to command the leader board after the first round.

He started well with birdies on the par five hole two, par four hole five and par five hole seven, before dropping a shot on the par three hole eight for a first nine score of 34.

In the second nine, Shah sunk back-to-back birdies on the par four holes 10 and 11, had a bogey on the par four 12th hole, but recovered with another back-to-back birdies on the par five holes 14 and 15, before dropping another shot on the par four hole 18 for a score of 34.

Muthaiga’s Greg Snow settled for the second spot on three under par 69 after posting 34 in the first nine and 35 in the back nine.

Brian Njoroge of Vet Lab who won last week’s event at Windsor was third on two under par 70 (33, 37), while Golf Park’s David Opati who turned professional a year ago was fourth on one under par 71 (38, 33).

Nyanza’s David Odhiambo tied with Railway’s Njuguna Ngugi in the fifth position on level par 72. Odhiambo posted 37 in the first nine and 35 in the second nine, while Njuguna managed 34 in the first nine and 38 in the back nine.

The three rounds tournament has brought together 30 top local professionals who are battling it out for a Sh200, 000 prize money. nike air max ladies nike air max ladies

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