Kenya Golf Guide

Swedish professional Lisa Pettersson (C) and England’s Gabriella Cowley (second-right), winners of the MKLO 2024 Pro-Am, with Jackson Mutua, Safaricom’s Coast Regional Business Lead


Swedish professional Lisa Pettersson and England’s Gabriella Cowley successfully led their team comprising Naeem Pasta, Vimar Ranpura, and Karan Khagramat to victory at the 2024 Magical Kenya Ladies Open, Pro-Am tournament. The team combined for a score of 32-under to clinch the win at the event held at the picturesque par-72 PGA Baobab Course at Vipingo Ridge on Wednesday. Click this link to start gaming and stand a chance of winning big with a meridianbet.

In a closely contested event, Pettersson and Cowley’s team narrowly edged out their closest competitors, the team of Chiara Tamburlini (Pro), Heyley Davis (Pro), Trish Boulton, Aniz Dopat, and Alnoor Dhand, who finished closely behind with a combined score of 31-under.

Taking the third spot was the team led by Spanish pro Marta Sanz Barrio and her French counterpart Agathe Sauzon, joined by amateurs Michelle Muhanda, Millicent Mello, and Willy Sang, with a combined score of (–28).

The Pro-Am competition featured a unique format, with each group of three amateurs paired with two professionals, one playing each nine, in a move aimed at providing the pros with valuable practice rounds ahead of the main tournament.

In individual accolades, Samwel Mwangi and Mercy Nyamemba emerged victorious in the Nearest to the Pin challenge in the Men’s and Ladies’ categories, respectively, showcasing precision and accuracy in their shots.

At the same time, Fareen Samj and Sandra Githere showcased their power in the Longest Drive category, claiming victory with impressive distances of 270 yards and 224 yards, respectively.

Following the pro-am, all eyes are now set on the main tournament, which tees off on Thursday, February 8, at the Baobab Course at Vipingo Ridge. A field of 108 golfers is poised to compete for a stake of the coveted 300,000 Euros prize fund.

The action will be broadcasted live globally across 100 countries and to 350 million homes, continuing with its history of placing Kenya on the global map since inception in 2019.

The live action will be broadcast across eleven territories including Europe, America, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Locally, Mediamax, through K24 TV between 3pm and 6pm Kenyan time from Thursday to Saturday, with final day coverage starting from 1PM to 4pm.

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