Magical Kenya Ladies Golf Open received a boost of kshs 20 million from telecommunication company Safaricom set for this weekend at the Vipingo Ridge.
The tournament which is the Ladies European Tour will tee off from February 10th to February 13th and this will be the second edition of the leg after 2019 event held at the same venue.
“The event provides Kenyan lady golfers with an opportunity to learn and grow in the sport and we look forward to seeing the players in action,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.
Since its formation in 1978, the event has crowned more than 250 winners, with 700 championship trophies won by players from over 30 countries.
The tournament will be a 72-stroke play golf competition and over 100 players are set to take to the course over the four days, with the field cut to 60 for the final two days of play.
“We are excited to welcome back Safaricom through its M-PESA brand as one of the main sponsors of this highly anticipated event. Preparations for the event are in top gear and we are ready to host the tournament which is the only women’s professional golf competition in the East African region,” said Dirk Glittenberg, CEO, U.COM Event.