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Amateur search for points tees off in Nyeri

Amateur search for points kick off on Saturday on par 72 Nyeri golf club as Kenya Amateur Golf Championships (KAGC) tees off.

Called Mount Kenya Championships, Kenyan top amateurs will be seeking the 2019 title ahead of 2020 2020 Kenya Open Golf championships.

Vet Lab’s Edwin Mudanyi will be seeking to defend his title accompanying by for Kenya captain Robinson Owiti, the Limuru Open and Railways Invitation, Kenyan only deaf golfer Isaac Makokha, 2018 Coronation Trophy winner Mike Kisia and Isaiah Otuke will be in action in the 36 hole tournament.

The two day event marks the 2019 KAGC calendar after Sigona Bowl tournament, which kick-starts the yearlong tournament failed to start siting lack of sponsors.

Mudanyi played four over par 148 to claim the title followed by reigning overall KAGC champion Samuel Njoroge who is expected to give a healthy competition after finishing second last year at the event.

Mudanyi, the 2017 KAGC champion won two title-Mount Kenya championships in Nyeri and defended Manchester Salver title in Eldoret.

The Kenya Railways club golfer fired six over par 150 to finish second, will be using the event as part of his preparations for this year’s Kenya Open Golf tournament set for March at Karen Country club.

The amateur player won the Kenya Amateur Stroke Play at Sigona to earn him a direct ticket to the Kenya Open before adding another cap when he was the KAGC champion.

He had a good outing in 2018 when he started with a win at Nyanza Open championships popularly called Hippo Pot at Nyanza golf club followed by the second win at Karen Challenge in Karen, Tea Field in Kericho, Kenya Amateur Strokeplay in Sigona and ended the year with a win at Nyali Open championships at Nyali golf club.

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