Kenyan top four amateur golfers were named by Kenya Golf Union (KGU) to represent the country at this year’s Africa Amateur Golf Team Championships to be played at Elephant Hills Golf Club, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe .
The biennual event will take six days starting from October 8th to 14th, KGU named Kenya one amateur golfer John Karichu from Limuru, number two Edwin Mudanyi from vet Lab, top junior golfer Mutahi Kibugu, of Muthaiga, and Captained by Alfred nandwa of Railway club.
The four players have been under the stewardship of Polish international John Van Liefland. On Monday, KGU under the chairmanship of Richard Wanjalla announced the team on said the team comprises of strong experienced players based on merit.
“The selection of the team was through KGU-Kenya Amateur Golf Ranking as well as the performance of the players during the training sessions with the national team coach John van Liefland.”
The Africa Amateur Golf Team Championship is a biennial tournament hosted by members of Africa Golf Confederation (AGC). The last edition in 2015 was held in Kenya at the Limuru Country Club, where Kenya finished second behind South Africa, while in 2013, the event was hosted by Swaziland.
It remains one of the most prestigious golf competitions in Africa, where each country is represented by four players, and the format is 72- holes stroke play competition.