Former Captain Tomno to battle for Safaricom golf Series title in Kitale

Former Kitale Club captain Patrice Tomno will be taking home advantage when the Safaricom Golf Tour series heads to par 73 Kitale course on Saturday in Trans Nzoia County.

With the series marking its 10th leg, Tomno is optimistic that he will be one of the golfers on the podium despite failing to practice for some time.

Apart from the corporate golfer on Saturday, the event will also give an opportunity for the junior and caddies’ tournament on Monday.

“I have not been practising well but when you are a good player, you will always get the best scores. Playing at home will also give me a higher chance than visitors,” he said.

He added playing handicap 10 is more manageable than when he was handicap 7 and 8 in the previous years.

“Lack of playing handed me this handicap, which is more manageable at the same time, the weather id good, which is good, the best way to play on course because once you chip on the greens it stops, no running balls,” he said.

Sunday’s junior tourney will also involve golf clinics, where the aspiring junior golfers will get an opportunity to learn skills from various trainers as has been the case in the past nine legs.

Last week, Kericho Golf course played the host to the ninth leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour, in which Dr. Kipkirui Langat emerged the overall winner in the seniors’ tournament on 40 Stableford points with juniors Tsevi Soni and Aana Mengi claiming the best Boy and Girl titles in the juniors’ tournament.

The Safaricom Golf Tour has so far been to nine locations across the country namely: Nanyuki, Limuru, Muthaiga, Nyanza, Machakos, Eldoret, Karen, Nyali and Kericho drawing over 4,800 golfers who have taken part in the tournaments, junior clinics and outreach programmes.

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