Indiza, Ngige lead local pros to Karen Masters


Dismas Indiza from Kenya comes from a bunker during the Barclays Kenya Open 2017 Golf Championships ...
Dismas Indiza from Kenya comes from a bunker during the Barclays Kenya Open 2017 Golf Championships at the Muthaiga Golf Club on March 25, 2017. Photo/Oliver Ananda/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Mumias long-hitting professional Dismas Indiza and Thika Sports Club resident pro Simon Ngige are among the 32 players selected to represent Kenya at the forthcoming KCB Karen Masters to be held at Karen Country Club from July 19-22
  • While making the announcement Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) Captain CJ Wangai said the 32 were selected through a local qualifying system

Mumias’ long-hitting professional Dismas Indiza and Thika Sports Club resident pro Simon Ngige are among the 32 players selected to represent Kenya at the forthcoming KCB Karen Masters to be held at Karen Country Club from July 19-22.

While making the announcement Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) Captain CJ Wangai said the 32 were selected through a local qualifying system.

“It’s such a good opportunity for the Kenyan pros as we now have a chance of being ranked in the Sunshine Tour and securing possible invites for the players who will play well, thanks to KCB for the unswerving golfing support.

“Standards have been set and only the sky is the limit for Team Kenya,” Wangai said.

Also in the Kenyan mix are former top amateur Alfred of Nandwa Railway, Anil Shah of Royal Nairobi, Boniface Kosgey of Golf Park Resort and CJ Wangai who is the resident professional at Sigona, David Opati of Windsor Country and Golf Club better known as Par 3 due to his diminutive nature, Golf Park’s David Wakhu and veteran Elisha Kasuku of Royal Nairobi also make the team.

Others are Erick Ooko of Royal Nairobi, Frank Matilo of Muthaiga, Ganeev Giddie of Muthaiga, Hesbon Kutwa Royal. and Jacob Okello of Golf Park Resort. Okello is, by and large, the most decorated Kenyan professional after losing the Kenya Open title on sudden death in the 1998 edition.

Boniface Simwa from Eldoret Club and Albert Orende from Vet Lab also make the 32-man squad alongside Jeff Kubwa of Muthaiga, Joseph Karanja Golf Park Resort, Justus Madoya of Green Park Resort, Ken Abuto of Royal Nairobi, Ken Bollo also of Royal Nairobi, Kevin Mabele from Kenya Air Force Golf Club, Kopan Timbe of Muthaiga, Matthew Omondi of Vet Lab, Mohit Mediratta of Sigona also make the team.

Mediratta was one of the three Kenyans who made the cut at the recent Kenya Open.

Others representing Team Kenya will be Nelson Mudanyi the resident pro at Muthaiga, Nelson Simwa of Vet Lab, Nyali resident pro Ngugi Njuguna, Richard Ainley of Nakuru, Rizwan Charania of Windsor Sujan of Sigona and Tony Omuli of Golf Park’.

The event will be curtain raised by the Pro-am on July 17 with tournament proper slated for July 19-22.

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