Kenya Breweries Limited has today awarded Royal Nairobi Golf Club's golfer, Sarah Khanyereri, with a 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship PRO-AM ticket after she emerged overall winner of the 2019 Kabete Ladies Open tournament that was held at the Vet Lab Sports Club today.
Sarah returned the tournament's lowest gross score of 77 to emerge overall winner ahead of Sigona Golf Club's Jane Njau, who returned an equally-impressive gross score of 78 to emerge the tournament's Silver Gross Winner. Vet Lab's Dorcas Mukabi and Mary Karano returned gross scores of 80 and 83 to clinch silver gross runner-up and silver gross third place respectively. Vet Lab Sports Club's Bee Jones returned a gross score of 96 to emerge the bronze gross winner.
Speaking after being awarded with both the tournament's overall winner's trophy and the 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship PRO-AM ticket, Sarah said she was pleased with her performance today, adding that she is looking forward to play alongside some of the world's top golfers at the Kenya Open PRO-AM.
"I had a pretty calm day and all I needed to do was play easy and all I did was to apply what I have learnt on the course today and I am pleased with the results. It's a great privilege to be playing at this year's Magical Kenya Open Pro-Am. My hope is to get a lot of experience and learnt golf tricks from the PROs by watching how they tackle every shot," she said.
Commenting on the award, Kenya Breweries Limited Managing Director, Jane Karuku said:
"Having been involved in the Safari Tour to help our local PROs prepare for this year's Kenya Open, today we took the opportunity to reward one of the best lady golfers in the country, who was Sarah, to play alongside one of the best pros from Europe at the Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship PRO-AM where she can learn golf tricks and expose her to what the world has to offer in terms of golf. As EABL, we wish her well at the tournament," she said.
Other winners of the day included and Margaret Nyakango who returned a nett score of 73 to emerge the silver nett winner and Martha Koome, who returned a score of 68 nett, to emerge the bronze nett winner. Sigona Golf Club's Nonee Muhire was crowned longest drive winner while Limuru's Mukami Wangai emerged the nearest-to-the-pin winner.
The 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship PRO-AM tournament will be played on Wednesday, the 13th of March 2019 at the Karen Country Club ahead of the main tournament proper which will tee off on Thursday, the 14th of March thorough to Sunday, the 17th of March. Kenyan amateurs will get a chance to play alongside local, regional and renowned top professional golfers from across the world who include 15-time European Tour Champion, Thomas Bjorn.
Preparations for this year's Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship Presented by Absa, where 12 Kenyan professionals golfers and six Kenyan elite amateurs are set to play, are in top gear.