Karen Country club will be the host of the ninth and final leg of the Kenya Open qualification tour,the safari pro series, when 73 players take to the par 72 golf course today.
Among the enlisted are eight leading amateurs who will be engaged in a do or die situation hoping to grab one of the fifteen slots available in the 2021Kenya Open as well as newly introduced Kenya Savannah Classic.
The Karen leg has attracted players from Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Rwanda.
At the eighth leg of the tour at Muthaiga which attracted 63 players, Sigona Golf Club’s Mohit Mediratta beat the Mumias based Dismas Indiza in a three-hole play-off to claim the top cash prize of Sh150,000, having tied earlier on three under par 281 at the end of normal play.
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Mediratta’s victory placed him in a favorite’s position ahead of the Karen round.
He is among the players currently placed between the seventh to 13th places in the Order of Merit, as the top six players are almost assured of a place in Kenya Open.
Players who have already secured their places in Kenya Open are: Greg Snow who has a total of 322.2 points, Dismas Indiza on 309.5points, Simon Ngige who has scored 268.9 points after 8 legs as well as David Wakhu (260), Eric Ooko (225.2) and Samuel Njoroge on 191. 4 points.
The battle for the remaining 12 slots is expected to be between:John Wangai, Justus Madoya, Edwin Mudanyi, Mathew Omondi, Jacob Okello, Mohit Mediratta and Mathew Wahome.
The Kenya Open an European tour event will be held on March 18-21st at Karen Country Golf Club ,Nairobi after being rescheduled from last year following the global outbreak of corona virus.
The other European tour event with a One Million euro prize tag Kenya Savanna Classic will be held two days later, 23rd-26th at the same venue.
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