Karen Club hosts global pairs finale Saturday ahead of Portugal fiesta

Thursday, August 26th, 2021 00:00 |
David Ndung’u during one of the intertnational pairs qualifiers in Limuru recently. Photo/P/D/EDWIN OTIENO

Edwin Otieno

Karen Country Club will host this year’s International pairs grand finale on Saturday.

The top three pairs will secure slots to represent Kenya at the World international pairs tournament scheduled for October 26 to 29 at Pinheiros Altos Golf Course in Algarve, Portugal.

Kenya Golf Union (KGU) has successfully held 13 international pairs qualifying rounds so far at different clubs across the country.

The top five pairs of each of the qualifiers will now be brought together on Saturday where they will rub shoulders at the Karen Country Club. A total of 65 pairs are expected to participate in the event.

The International Pairs tournament was introduced in Kenya in 2019, where the top three pairs get a fully paid sponsorship to participate in the World finals.

During the inaugural 2019 edition, James Kamenchu & Anthony Murage, Michael Karanga & Stephen Kiaro, Bhamra Bilu and Sandhu R. represented the country, where they emerged third in the worldn in their debut outing.

KGU chairman Peter Kigur thanked all the sponsors that came on board, including Lake Nakuru Flamingo Resort and Spa, Windhoek Kenya, K2U Africa and all the golfers that participated in the series for their dedication and generous support.

“We look forward to even a bigger series next year and we do hope that we will get more sponsors to support these events,” said Kiguru.

He added: “International pairs series is Kenya’s most prestigious pairs tournament; indeed, one can argue that it has no equal.” 

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