Top Kenyan junior golfers will miss an opportunity to compete at this year’s Africa Junior Golf championships.
With the championships colliding with Kenya Open, Kenya withdrew set for Botswana from March to 16.
Junior Golf Foundation (JGF) president Joselle Gitonga on Wednesday wrote to the event organizers informing them of Kenya’s withdrawal from the championship since it was coinciding with the Magical Kenya Open.
Kenya participated in the 2018 edition held at Royal Dar es Salaam Golf Club in Rabat Morocco where the boys team finished fourth behind Uganda hosts Morocco and champions South Africa. A total of 13 countries were represented in the boys section while the girls category where Kenya also came fourth behind Morocco, Zimbabwe and South Africa had eight teams.
A team of four boys and three girls had earlier been selected to represent Kenya in the championship. The boys team was to be made up of Muthaiga’s Zubar Khan, Daniel Kiragu, Mutahi Kibugu, Dubai based Bradley Mogire and Sigona’s Adam Tayebjee.
The girls team was to be made up of Nyali Golf and Country Club’s Alyssa Jamal, Channelle Wangari of Vet Lab and Golf Park’s Ashley Awuor, a member of Rose Naliaka’s Golf Africa Programme. Naliaka was to lead the team to Botswana.
However Gitonga said Kibugu and Mogire will be in action in the Magical Kenya Open while Zubair Khan and Ashley Awuor will play in the Magical Kenya Pro-Am on Wednesday March 13.
Source: Daily Nation