Kenya Golf Guide

South Africa’s Jason Smith lines his part during today’s action at Limuru Club.


A four-member Kenya team taking part in the 15th edition of Africa Amateur Golf Team Championships slipped to third position on the leader board after finishing the second day in joint top position and now lay behind Zimbabwe and South Africa with just one day of play remaining at Limuru Golf and Country Club.

The host team comprising of, John Karichu, Bo Ciera, John Kariuki and Jay Sandhu failed to take advantage of defending champions South Africa’s day two catastrophe as they carded dismal scores torday to let Zimbabwe gain pole position heading into the last match day.

Kenya will now have a mountain to climb tomorrow in order to march or surpass the leaders who hold an eight shot lead.

Karichu was Kenya’s best player today with a 2 over par (75) score followed by Sandhu who shot 4 over par (77) while John Kariuki carded 5 over par (78) to leave Kenya wallowing in 15 over par (672) total score.

Leaders Zimbabwe who started the day third slipped into the lead following a joint 219 score from their best three players. Their 5 over par (662) score is two shots better than second placed South Africa who risk losing the title they have won since its inception. Uganda are fourth on the leaderboard with a 18 over par (675) and have since given up hope of winning the overall title.

Kenyan Coach Brian Njoroge expressed shock at the dismal showing by his charges saying such performances are not what he envisaged. The dream of winning the tournament is slowly fading away from Kenya who are hosting it for the first time.

“It is disturbing when when are struggling to record a level (par) score on this course which the players are used to. I thought we could hold our nerves and raise our game after starting the day joint top but things have turned out opposite. We will try and recollect and see if we can finish on a high today because one good day can win us the title and all teams have been inconsistent,” he said.
Day 3 Results:
1. ZIMBABWE- T. Masunga 75, R. Chinhoi 74, V. Mapwanya 75, D. Amm: 70, TALLY: 219,
TOTAL: 662

2. SOUTH AFRICA- A. Nel 75: A. Beckley 70, J. Buitendechi 78, J. Smith 77, TALLY: 222,
TOTAL: 664

3. KENYA- J. Kariuki: 78, B. Ciera: 79, J. Karichu: 75, J. Sandhu: 77, TALLY: 230,
TOTAL: 672

4. UGANDA- A. Muhumuza 78, R. Bukenya 77, R. Otile 71, D. Baguma 79, TALLY: 227, TOTAL: 675 nike air max ladies nike air max ladies

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