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Ebill Omollo in two shot lead at Rift valley Championships

Two birdies in the second nine earned Ebill Omollo a chance to take a two shot lead in round one of the inaugural Great Rift valley Championships, the second leg of Kenya Amateur Golf Championships (KAGC) at the par 71 Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha, Nakuru County.

The Vet Lab player, who paired with  Lee Njoroge to finish second at the 2024 Nairobi District Foursome after losing to the pair of Michael karanga and Steve Kiaro fired a total of two over par 73 on Friday to take a tow shot lead against Cyrus Lwenyi (Nyahururu), Francis Ng’ang’a (Great Rift) and Josphat Rono (Golf Park) who managed +4 75 ahead of Saturday’s second round.

The three day 54 hole tournament teed off on Friday and will run to Sunday, which is also a World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) attracted 65 amateurs as they seek maximum points ahead of 2025 Magical Kenya Open.

Omollo rolled in birdies in 11th and 14th after dropping a shot in 7th and 16th and double bogey in 4th with all pars for the lead.

Kiambu’s Joyce Wanjiru was the top lady on the course as majority are engaged with Magical Kenya Ladies Open at the Vipingo Ridge in Kilifi.

Wanjiru managed to sink in five over par 76 to end the round with position T5 that has three other players.

The event continues on Saturday morning with round two.

Round one leaderboard

  1. Ebill Omollo (Vet Lab) 73

T2. Cyrus Lwenyi (Nyahururu) 75

T2. Francis Ng’ang’a (Great Rift) 75

T2. Josphat Rono (Golf Park)

T5. Michael Munyaka (Kenya Railways) 76

T5. Joyce Wanjiru (Kiambu) 76

T5. Chris Andrea (Ruiru) 76

T8. Elvis Muigua (Kiambu) 77

T8. Titus Okwong (UGA) 77

T8. Chrispine Owuor (Vet Lab) 77

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