Home golfers Sylvester Luhombo, Isaac Makokha and Ebill Omollo will be taking home advantage to marshal forces for this weekend’s Kabete Open, the Kenya Amateur Golf Championships on par 72 Vet lab Sports Club.
The two day event that tees off on Saturday to Sunday is a 54-hole tournament where amateurs will be searching for points ahead of Magical Kenya Open golf championships to be held in March 2022 at the Karen golf club.
Luhombo, who has not competed in the KAGC for two years, will be returning to action in search of points on the home course that he understands most.
Heading into the 10th meeting, Luhombo said he has been practicing for the title chase despite not being in good form.
“Am not that good now. This is my first time to play the Kenya Golf Union (KGU) event after 2 years but I hope I will play well,” said Luhombo.
Makokha, who is the leading amateur at the club, is of the opinion that he has been practicing well for the title especially at home club.
The man who shocked men by winning the 2020 Kenya Match Play title has eyes on the title as the only deaf golfer in the country.
“My practice has been going on and I want to have a good game come this weekend at my home club,” said Makokha.
Omollo, who missed to win the 2021 Kenya Amateur Match Play in July to Kenya Railways John Lejirma at Muthaiga is another top player to be watched.
The two players, Omollo and Lejirma battled for the Kenya Open slot with Lejirma winning at the final hole to become the first amateur to qualify.
However, the trio will be up against series leader Michael Karanga from Kiambu, who has won four meetings, Muthaga’s junior golfer Mutahi Kibugu, Lejirma among others.
Karanga leads the series with 381.3 points ahead of second placed Lejirma with 283.2 while Limuru’s Dennis Maara ends the podium on 222.1 points.