All eyes on local stars for Kenya Open

By Robin Toskin: Friday, February 28th 2020 at 07:20 GMT +3 | Golf
President Uhuru Kenyatta among others applauds players during the finals of this year's Magical Kenya Open Golf tournament at the Karen County club on 17th March 2019. Italian Guido Migliozzi emerged the winner [PHOTO: Stafford Ondego]

Eight local golf professionals will fly the Kenyan flag during the Kenya Open slated for March 12-15 at Karen Country Club.

This is after a rigorous qualifying 11-round series, the Safari Golf Tour.

Last year’s edition of the Magical Kenya Open was the first under the European Tour status, which elevated the tournament to the big money league. Italian Guido Migliozzi, now 23, won the top prize, which incidentally was his maiden European Tour title, all made the sweeter coming in his rookie season.

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Simon Ngige was Kenya’s highest-ranked player with a dramatic final day display.

This year, Standard Group with its flagship brand, KTN News, are the official broadcast partners with The Standard Newspaper expected to provide riveting coverage of the show-stopper golf tournament in Africa.

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