Vet Lab’s Edwin Mudanyi will be the golfer to beat at this year’s Kenya Open Amateur Championships to be staged at par 71 Nyali Golf and Country Club.
East Africa nations will also be playing in the coastal club where Uganda will be Adolf Muhumuza, Ronald Rugumayo and Asaba Dennis and Tanzania has Victor Joseph, Isaack Wanyeche, Amani Saidi and Seif Mcharo and Richard Mtweve.
The event which is part of the Kenya Amateur Golf Championships (KAGC), Mudanyi is confident of posting good results after posting average results at the concluded Africa Amateur Golf tournament staged at Elephant Hills Golf Resort in Zimbabwe.
“I have confidence of playing and finishing top. Zimbabwe experience was a good experience and going to Nyali, I expect great challenge from home golfers and top amateur golfers this weekend,” said Mudanyi who played 74, 82, 74, 77 to finish at position 28 in Zimbabwe.
The meeting returns to Nyali for the first time since 2004 when Kopan Timbe clinched the title where 84 players including Nyali’s Mathew Wahome, Daniel Nduva, junior golfer Agil Is-Haq among others.
After placing 9th at the Africa Amateur event, captain Alfred Nandwa will also be in contention alongside team kenya side Paul Muchangi of Limuru, John Karichu (Limuru), Royal Club’s Kenneth Bollo among others.
In addition to the Bowl, the locals will also be going for the World Amateur Ranking as well as the KAGC (Kenya Amateur Golf Championship) points.
The winner (local) will also automatically book a place in next year’s Barclays Kenya Open.