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John Thuo ready to defend Kenya Seed Classic Golf title in Kitale

Kitale Club’s John Thuo has set his sight on defending the second Leg of Kenya Seed Golf Series set for this weekend at the par 73 Kitale golf club.
The leading producer of top quality seed will host its Annual Classic Golf Tournament with this year’s event being an educative one offering one-on-one interaction with farmers on planting and how to ensure they maximize their yield.
Thuo, who won the 2021 edition has put up the spirited effort to retain the title that he tirelessly worked for to drive home a heifer.
Now playing handicap 8, Thuo said that he was ready, training well for the tournament set attract golfers from neighbouring clubs as well as Uganda.
“Am ready to defend my title that I worked so had to win last year. Now am training well here in Eldoret, sharpening skills for the title defence,” said Thu on Friday morning on his last training moments at the Eldoret golf club.
The two-day event that tees off on Saturday will culminate on Sunday in an 18-hole tournament that is set to attract over 150 golfers on the 18n hole course.
Last year, Thuo defeated former captain Patrice Tomno on count back to win the title after carding 136 nett with two birdies.
The tournament was also good for Eldoret’s Aaron Kitur who hole in one at the tournament on hole 7, which was his second on the course, rekindling the 2013 show on par 3 hole 17.
But Kitur will miss the opportunity to rekindle his good memories on the course as he will not be competing at the tournament.
The company’s Senior Corporate Communications Officer Jane Gitau, in a statement said that the sponsorship is tailored to coincide with the onset of the planting season as farmers prepare their land with Kitale leg expected to host over 100 golfers within Kenya and the neighboring Uganda who will compete for the winner’s prize a Heifer.
“The winner of the tournament will have the opportunity to be awarded the Heifer by the Managing Director Mr Fred Oloibe and other guests. Other winners will also have an opportunity of receiving amazing prizes,” read the statement.
It continued that the company strives to appreciate its farmers through the tournaments.
It read in part “The Kitale edition enjoys the biggest tournament as its host’s one of the company’s major seed growers. Farmers will be able to purchase seed while they learn. The new seed varieties developed that will be for purchase.”

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