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Kenyans Shah, Nyanchama, Wafula and Chemutai exit Ladies Open as Strom enjoy the lead

Kenya team has given Magical kenya Ladies bye while Sweden’s Linnea Ström enjoys the lead at the Vipingo Ridge golf club.

Round two on Friday was not good for Kenyan players who kissed bye the tournament after failing to make the cut. The Kenyan team of Mercy Nyanchama played 7 over par 79 with a total of 14 over par 158, Kitale club’s Naomi Wafula ended her campaign on a cumulative total of 20 over par 164, while Nandi Bear’s Faith Chemtai and Kenya’s sole professional Bhavi Shah also exited the tournament with disappointing +35 and +34 scores.

But it was a gread show for Strom who carded a round of 73 today to take her total for the tourney to 3-under par 141 after 36 holes. She now holds a three-shot lead going into moving day three over Spaniard Nuria Iturrioz, who carded a round of 70 totaker her total for the tournament to level-par 144. 

On the first nine, Linnea carded 37 – two worse than in the opening round – courtesy of birdies at the second and seventh holes and having dropped a shot at the fourth and two at the eighth. She had a better back nine – carding 36 courtesy of a birdie at the 11th and dropping a shot at the 14th. 

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