Kenya Golf Guide

A golfer in action during the Karen Ladies Open at Karen Country Club on Saturday.


VetLab Sports Club’s Mercy Nyanchama beat a large field of more than 200 golfers to emerge the overall gross champion of the second edition of the Karen Ladies Open with 78 gross on count back, beating Karen’s Louisa Gitau who came in second. Agnes Nyakio came in third with 79 gross.

In the Division A nett category, Wayua Mululu emerged top with 72 nett, beating Naomi Kimata on count back. Rachel Ndei came in third with 74 nett, beating Dorcas Mbalanya on count-back,

In Division B nett category, Janealice Mutuota overcame a strong challenge from junior Brianna Ngecu, beating her on count-back with 70 nett. Carol Onsando’s 73 nett score was enough for her to claim the third position.

In Division C nett, Lillian Atho came in first with 68 nett, two shots better than Marie Mugo who came in second. Occupying the third position was Rehema Okal with 70 nett.

Meanwhile, Nyawira Macharia was the star among the juniors with 75 nett.

Speaking at the event, Karen Country Club Lady Captain Doreen Murithi said: “The Karen Ladies Open was a fantastic event that showcased the very best of women’s golf in Kenya. We were delighted to host such a tournament and provide a platform for female golfers from across the country to compete against each other. I want to congratulate all the participants and winners who made this event such a success. I also want to thank EABL through Johnnie Walker and other sponsors for their generous support and for their commitment to promoting women’s golf and diversity in sports.”

On her part, EABL representative Nduku Wamakau said; “We are proud to have been part of this event that celebrates women’s golf and promotes diversity and inclusivity in sports. At EABL, we believe in the power of sports to bring people together, inspire greatness, and promote positive change in society. The dedication, passion, and skill of all the participants have been an inspiration to us all. We are committed to supporting the sport of golf and promoting inclusivity and diversity in all our endeavours. We look forward to sponsoring more events like this in the future.”

The annual event is part of the Kenya Ladies Golf Union (KLGU) Golfer of the Year competitions organized by Karen Country Club and is aimed at promoting women’s golf in the country.

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