John Lejirma will be the key player in this weekend’s Coronation Trophy, the Kenya Amateur Golf Championships (KAGC) series that will be staged on par 73 Nakuru golf club.
But Lejirma, who won Windsor Classic on sudden death play off will be battling out with Coronation title defending champion John Karichu from Limuru Country Club as well as KAGC champion Edwin Mudanyi.
Golfers will be taking on 54 holes, with two rounds of 36 holes taking place on Saturday before concluding with 18 holes last round on Sunday.
Last year, Karichu, now leading the KAGC table will be on the first tee at 7:20am together with G. Esto and George Felix as Lejirma will be the first golfer on the first tee at 7:00am playing alongside G. Wanyonyi and Limuru’s Paul Muchangi.
Kenyan only deaf golfer Isaac Makokha of Vet lab, coming from a golfing family of Reuben Kubwa (Eldoret), Jeff Kubwa (Muthaiga) and Charles Odhiambo (Eldoret) will be in contention at 7:30am.
Eldoret captain Jack Tuwei will pair with B. Koyier and Simon Njogu at 7:50am. Tuwei will be accompanied by his club chairman Andrew Chelogoi who will be on the tenth tee at 7:40am playing with home player S. Nanji and then Eldoret captain Moses Tanui.
Reigning KAGC champion Mudanyi will be taking to the greens at 8:00am on the first tee with P. Orawo and E. Limo.
Tomorrow; Coronation & Bendor Trophy; First tee 7.00 G. Wanyonyi, J. Lejirma, P. Muchangi; 7:10 M. Victor, D. Saikwa, J. Rono; 7:20 G. Esto, G. Felix, J. Karichu; 7:30 J. Kamais, K. Juma, I. Makhoha ; 7:40 I. Otuke, A. Kutur, A. Irungu ; 7:50 B. Koyier, S. Njogu, J. Tuwei ; 8:00 E. Mudanyi, P. Orawo. E. Limo; 8:10 A. Omoria, P. Shiharsy, P. Rimue; 8:20 H. Korir, N. Karanja, V. Chesumei; 8:30 Fr. P. Gitonga, K. Koross, D. Kiragu; 8:40 J. Munene, M. Kiragu, Fr. J. Ngure; 8:50 S. Mulama, K. Kamau, K. Nderitu.
Tenth Tee. 7:00 D. Karoki, R. Kimani, S. Singh ; 7:10 A. Mussaji, V. Gudka, M. Karanja ; 7:20 P. Ekai, J. Kariuki, R. Lemingiani ; 7:30 E. Koech, M. Ngene, R. Owiti ; 7:40 A. Chelogoi, S. Nanji 2, M. Tanui ; 7:50 S. Njoroge, M. Kisia, S. Kirue ; 8:00 P. Kuria, F. Kioni, A. Waititu ; 8:10 H. Kamau, J. G. Kariuki, W. Kamanga ; 8:20 E. Omollo, D. Chesumei, E. Barno ;8:30 P. Gathii, G. Kimani, S. Mwangi ;8:40 E. Mutai, Dr. Kiptum, Dr. Kiptoo ; 8:50 M. Maiyo, A. Wasim, O. Robert, M. M. Macharia.
Bendor. 12:00 P. Aweyo, J. Kilonzo, F. Chege; 12:10 S. Nanji 1, J. Storry, A. Patel; 12:20 K. Morjaria, K. Wambugu, M. Githiru; 12:30 K. Kemboi, J.K. Nderitu, D. Ngure; 12:40 K. Kahuthu, T. Chege, D. N. Ikua; 12:50 E. Ogembo, E. Akanga, G. Ochieng ; 1:00 P. Mburu, G. Ngugi, T. Okeyo