Kenya Golf team to Burundi’s region IV tournament named

Kenya Golf Union will dispatch a strong National Golf Team that jets out on Tuesday 4th June 2019 for Bujumbura-Burundi ahead of the Region IV tournament formerly known as East Africa Challenge.

Team Kenya joins other five countries from East Africa that include Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia, who will be battling out for the coveted Region IV trophy.

The tournament will take place from 5 – 8 June 2019.

Format of play

Day 1: Stroke Play competition

Day 2: Foursomes and Singles

Day 3: Foursomes and Singles

The four man team consists two senior players Simon Njogu and Samuel Njoroge and two top juniors Zubair Khan and Mutahi Kibugu.

The team was selected based on the current Kenya Amateur Golf Championship ranking and Junior Order of Merit.

The team will be accompanied by newly-elected KGU chairman – Anthony Murage and tournament director – Ben Omuodo

“We will go down in history for hosting the inaugural Region IV tournament which was held in Nyali last year,” said Murage.

“I have full confidence with the team which has been training for the last few weeks under the leadership of team coach John Van LiefLand and is ready to beat the defending champions Uganda,” said Omuodo.

The Region IV tournament is a prestigious Annual Golf competition in East Africa, inaugurated in 2018 in Kenya and it involves the members of East Africa Community.

Competing countries include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia. Each country has four players.


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