The second leg of the inaugural Safaricom Golf Tour is set to tee off at the Limuru Sports Club Saturday.
The first leg of the tour was held at Nanyuki Sports Club in Laikipia County two weeks ago where over 50 junior golfers took part in the tournament.
Cyprian Bundi emerged top in the first leg after returning 39 Stableford points while Marion Githinji took the ladies’ top prize after posting 33 to win by one point from Dr Susan Ngure.
“During our first leg in Nanyuki, we had over 100 junior and amateur golfers take to the course and another 50 young people participate in our inaugural junior golf clinic. We also held an outreach programme, which was open to the public as a way of introducing the sport to the local youth and we look forward to emulating this success in Limuru,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO Safaricom.
The corporate tournament will take place on Saturday, 26th while the junior event will happen on Sunday, 27th.
The second leg will also feature a junior golf clinic and a golf outreach programme with the local community.
“We are excited to have the second leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour in Limuru. Safaricom’s commitment to supporting junior golfers in their most formative years will inspire Kenya’s future golf champions and take the sport to the next level,” said David Irimu Chairman, Limuru Country Club.
The Safaricom Golf Tour is a platform that seeks to demystify the game which has long been seen as a sport for the elite, and position it as one that is accessible for all.
The Grand Finale of the 14-leg golf series will be held in Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi County, in August.