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Amateur Kibugu, the only Kenya to make the cut as Sharma take Magical Kenya lead at Muthaiga

Amateur golfer Njoroge Kibugu was the only Kenyan who made the cut in the second round of the ongoing Magical Kenya Open golf championships at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf club in Nairobi, Kenya.

As Indian pro Shubhankar Sharma took the lead heading into the penultimate of the championships on Saturday with an imperious ten 10 under-par 132.

Kibugu, the junior golfer from Muthaiga fired six under par 65 and four under par 67 as favourites like Dismas Indiza, Samuel Njoroge, Justas Madoya and Simon Ngige failed to inspire as predicted.

But the 18-year-old went ahead to write his name in the annals of history on Friday when he fired a scintillating five-under-par 66 for a total of two rounds of six-under-par 136 to close round at fifth!

Sharma leads ahead of Thriston Lawrence of South Africa is lying fourth on 7under. Kenya’s Njoroge Kibugu is tied for fifth on 6 under with Svensson Jesper.

Sweden, Angel Hidalgo of Spain, South African Dean Burmester, German Hurly Long and Jayden Schaper of South Africa.

Round two leaderboard

  1. Sharma Shubhankar (India)-10
  2. Kawamura Masahiro (Japan)-9
  3. Ferguson Ewen (Scotland)-9
  4. Lawrence Thriston (RSA) -7
  5. Svensson Jesper (SWE) -6
  6. Kibugu Njoroge (AM-KEN) -6
  7. Hidagalgo Angel (ESP)-6
  8. Burmester Dean (RSA) -6
  9. Long Hurly (GER) -6
  10. Schper Jayden (RSA) -5
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