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SAM BURNS RETURNS TO DEFEND HIS PGA TOUR SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP, CATCH ALL THE ACTION ON DSTV SUPERSPORT

Posted on Wednesday, 28th September 2022 in Golf News
KENYA GOLF GUIDE

Gary Woodland of the US chips onto the third green during practice for the 2022 PGA Championship golf tournament at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, 17 May 2022. The tournament runs from 19 May to 22 May. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

By KGG TEAM

SuperSport viewers on DStv can look forward to seeing all the action from the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship from the Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi from Thursday 29 September to Sunday 2 October 2022.

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Formerly known as the Magnolia Classic (and other titles through the years), the Sanderson Farms Championship was first played in 1968, with only three players having claimed the title more than once: Dwight Nevil (1973 & 1974), Brian Henninger (1994 & 1999) and Fred Funk (1998 & 2004) are the only two-time winners.

The reigning champion is Sam Burns, who shot 266 (-22) to take the title in 2021 by one stroke ahead of fellow Americans Nick Watney and Cameron Young. The 26-year-old will be back in Mississippi to defend his crown and be joined by major championship winners Gary Woodland (US Open 2019), Jason Dufner (PGA Championship 2013), Stewart Cink (The Open Championship 2009), and Lucas Glover (US Open 2009).

In addition, former Sanderson Farms Championship winners Sebastian Munoz (2019), Cameron Champ (2018), Ryan Armour (2017), Cody Gribble (2016), Peter Malnati (2015), Nick Taylor (2014), Scott Stallings (2012), and Chris Kirk (2011) are also set to feature in the field.

We’re thrilled at the strength of our field in our fourth year as a stand-alone event,” said executive director Steve Jent. “With our position as the second event of the new FedExCup season, the fact that this season’s playoffs will now include only 70 players, the golf course’s reputation –especially the greens – and the hospitality the players’ experience, there’s now a buzz that this is an event players need to play as part of their fall schedule.”

The tournament will also go ahead despite a water crisis in Jackson. “While we are confident the Sanderson Farms Championship won’t be directly affected by the water crisis, the health and welfare of those in Greater Jackson remain a significant concern,” a PGA Tour spokesperson wrote in a statement to Golf Digest. “We will remain in close contact with Executive Director Steve Jent and his tournament team on ways we can collaborate to assist those in need.”

The Country Club of Jackson features a 7461-yard par 72 course, and the Sanderson Farms Championship has a purse of $7.9million.

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Sanderson Farms Championship broadcast details

All times CAT

Thursday 29 September

21:30: Day 1 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf and SuperSport Grandstand

Friday 30 September

21:30: Day 2 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

Saturday 1 October

22:00: Day 3 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

Sunday 2 October

22:00: Day 4 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

 

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VET LAB HOSTS LARGE FIELD OF 200 PLAYERS AS NCBA GOLF SERIES RESUMES

Posted on Thursday, 1st September 2022 in Golf News
Kenya Golf Guide

NCBA Group Director for Asset Finance Lennox Mugambi in action at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club during a past event.

By DANIELLA APIYO AND AMANDA DAMARIS

Vet Lab Sports Club will this weekend play host to the latest leg of the 2022 NCBA Golf Series.

The event, which marks the twelfth leg of the series calendar, following the postponement of the Tanzania tournament, teed off early this year and has attracted more than 1600 amateur golfers. The golfers will swing into action early in the morning with the first group expected to tee off at 7:00 am.

The golfers will compete for slots to play at the series’ Grand Finale to be played at Muthaiga Golf Club in December. Top finishers at the final event will win an all-expenses-paid trip to South Africa’s Fancourt Country Club.

Speaking ahead of the tournament, NCBA Group Managing Director John Gachora said:

“We are delighted to be heading back to VetLab Sports Club for the fourteenth event under the 2022 NCBA Golf Series. The series has been a success so far looking at the great number of participants that continue to participate in the tournaments. We are therefore proud of the progress we have made and hope it continues throughout the rest of the year,” said Gachora.

“This tournament has provided an opportunity for golfers around the country to showcase their talents as it has also offered us the chance to interact with our clients. We are also elated to be offering the lucky golfers a chance to visit and play at the famed and iconic Fancourt Golf Course in South Africa. As we head to VetLab, therefore, we look forward to another amazing golf outing,” he added.

The event follows the eleventh leg that was played at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club where home player Lucy Kisia carded a round of 42 points to emerge the champion of Division One category, ahead of Fridah Shiroya (handicap 20) who carded 40 points to claim the runner-up position.

In the Division Two category, handicap 24 Fred Obwora’s 40 points were enough to earn him the top honors, edging out Derick Owuor (handicap 24) by a solitary point.

In the third division, Simaloi Mbeya playing off handicap 44 was the champion having carded a round of 43 points. He beat handicap 47 Kalee Maleli who posted 41 points to emerge second.

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