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Muigua to chase back to back KAGC title at Golf Park title

Series leader Elvis Muigua will be chasing back to back titles when he tees off at the Golf Park Open, the Kenya Amateur Golf Championships (KAGC) tournament at the par 72 Golf Park Golf Club over the weekend.

Muigua, who fired level par 144 to win last weekend’s Winston Churchill at the Thika Sports Club in Kiambu county said that he wants to win another title to cement his top position in the series that enters its 6th meet across the country.

After winning the 4th title out of five, said that the three day event brought him good fortunes with Saturday’s play being cancelled due to heavy rain.

“I want to maintain hitting the fairways and greens, earning pars on the course. I want to collect birdies and pars for the title,” he said.

The Reigning Kenya Junior Matchplay champion, started off with victory at the opening leg of Sigona Bowl at the Sigona Golf club on January 28th, followed by the inaugural Great Rift Championships on February 11th at par 72 Great Rift club and the Windsor Classic at the Windsor Golf club on March 13th.

With five events played so far, Muigua has only lost one, the Muthaiga Open to Adel Balala on March 10th.

At Thika, he edged out Nyali’s Balala to second after playing a shot more to 145, tied with Kenya Railways and Kenya Captain John Lejirma.

In the opening round on Friday, the champion fired two over par 74 when he rolled in an eagle on 15th hole par 5, a birdie in hole 16th par 4 and a bogey in 13th par 4 with all pars in the remaining holes.

On Sunday, he dropped a shot in one and 17th pars five and four with all pars in the remaining holes for two under par 70 for the title.

The Kiambu gold tee off at 12:33pm alongside Wesley Kibet and Nelson Muchiti all from Golf Park. The first players on the tee box will be Muthaiga’s Zubair Khan, Sylvester Etaan (Golf Park) and Adelbert Omooria of Kenya Railways at 7:30am.

However, Muigua will be facing off with the defending champion Sammy Mulama who will be enjoying home ground. Mulama won the title on homeground before changing to Mombasa.

He defeated Adel Balala to second after also rolling in one under par 69 in the final round for 216 with then defending champion John Lejirma from Kenya Railway Golf Club finished third on 221.

The tournament has attracted 78 players

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