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KCB Golf Tourney Heads to Eldoret


KCBAt least 3 junior topflight golfers set to offer stiff competition to seniors

Over 120 golfers are set to tee off at the Par 71 Eldoret golf club on Saturday, hoping to take the crown for the fourth round of the 2016 KCB Corporate Golf.

The tourney has attracted 3 junior low-handicap golfers who are expected to provide stiff competition at the Great Rift town of Eldoret. The three youngsters, 14 year old Rishab Sagoo (handicap 8), 15-year old Aman Gujral (handicap10) and 16 year-old Sahil Aggarwal (handicap 15) believe that they can unsettle the field and to win.

The golf challenge will see the long-established KCB Golf tour offer the same thrill and adrenaline for the amateurs drawn largely from Eldoret, Nandi Bears and Kakamega as well as from other clubs across the country.

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The seniors to watch during the event include 40 year Andrew Chelogoi, a handicap 5 who will be looking forward to slamming the door on handicap 18 club Chairman Vandeep Sagoo. Meanwhile Jane Koech will be hard to beat during the Eldoret outing.

The Eldoret outing is the fourth this year for the KCB sponsored tournament, coming hot on the heels after Thika, Nakuru and Kisumu which were held earlier in the year.

“This is our way of growing sports in Kenya and our way of nurturing talent. When Kenya’s golfing history is finally written, we want it dotted with success stories. Stories of successful pros and amateurs who have made a name globally,” said Angela Mwirigi, KCB Marketing and Communications Director.

KCB has this year alone committed at least Ksh20M towards golf sponsorship for the amateur-structured tour traversing more than a dozen golf courses across the country in tournaments and several club nights

Eldoret’s resident pro Boniface Simwa said: “We are looking forward to a tight competition. The course is in great shape and we already have some of the most competitive players signing up for the Saturday tournament.”