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Ruiru hosts Road to KCB Masters series opener

A total of 280 golfers have been lined up this Saturday (May 12th) in the Road to the second edition of Karen Masters golfer Tournament in the first leg of ‘KCB Road to The Masters’ golf series on the 18 hole Par 72 Ruiru Sports Club.

In the five rounds of golf series across the country, the Pro-Am golfers will play the KCB Masters golf tournament to be staged at Karen golf club.

At Ruiru, at least six winners will earn slots to play in the Pro-Am of the upcoming second edition of the KCB Karen Masters.

The event, which is the first in the all-new series of five events, has attracted the Club’s go-getting single handicapped golfers who will be battling to chalk up the overall title which is one of the prizes that hold the key to Karen Masters Pro Am slots.

Among the staff golfers lined up in Saturday’s draw include KCB Group Human Resource Director Paul Russo, the Group’s Chief Finance Officer Lawrence Kimathi and the Finance Director Samuel Munyua. The trio will face stiff opposition from at least 20 golfers gunning for the staff prize.

According to Club Captain Peter Mwaura, the course is playing relatively fair.

“The one thing that we are overly excited about is the fact that the fairways are now in lush green condition given the ongoing rains currently pounding the country. The greens are also in first class condition. But the first, second and 13th greens have been redone ostensibly to improve the competitiveness of the course, so thrills are spills are guaranteed. The roughs are quite mature now with the rains and utterly rough but the fairways quite wide which allows room for precision” said the handicap 16 Captain adding “In a bid to cope with the numbers, we are bringing in several marshals help in the tournament flow.”

The tournament is one of the five events towards the annual KCB Karen Masters which enters its second year in July.

At stake for the overall winner, men’s winner, staff winner, ladies’ winner, KCB customer guest and a wildcard (picked from any of the prize list), will be slots to play in the KCB Karen Masters ProAm.

KCB ROAD TO THE MASTERS CALENDAR

Round 1: Ruiru Sports Club (May 12th2018)

Round 2: Limuru Country Club (May 26th 2018)

Round 3: Eldoret Club (June 16th2018)

Round 4: Mombasa (June 30th 2018)

Round 5: Muthaiga Golf Club (July 7th)

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