Kenya Pros David Opati and David Wakhu first to tee

By Robin Toskin and Brian Ukaya: Wednesday, March 13th 2019 at 11:39 GMT +3 | Golf
Kenya's professional golfer David Wakhu during tee off at Karen Country Club. [Stafford Ondego/]

The 2019 Magical Kenya Open presented by Absa is underway at the par 71 Karen Country Club with 208 golfers comprising 52 professionals and 156 amateurs taking part in the Open Pro-am.

The Pro-Am usually precedes the main tournament where the amateur golfers compete to make the cut for the main championship the following day.

Golfer David Wakhu tees off at the Karen Country Club in this file picture. [Stafford Ondego/]

The first Kenyan Pro to tee off was David Opati (7:20 am) followed by David Wakhu (7:30 am).

Jacob Okello8:50 am), Greg Snow (9:10 am) are among Kenya's top golfers to have teed off.

The defending champion, Italy's Lorenzo Gagli will tee off at 1:40 pm at the first tee with South Korea Internet sensation H. Choi teeing off at 1:50 pm at the first tee.

Former captain of Europe's Ryder Cup team Thomas Bjorn tees off at 2.00 pm at the 10 tee. Former champion South Africa's Haydn Porteous (2:20Pm) at the first tee.

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