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Magical Kenya Open: Indian Pro Shubhankar Sharma Tops Leaderboard

Kenya’s Njoroge Kibugu is tied for fifth on 6 under with Svensson Jesper of Sweden, Angel Hidalgo of Spain, South African Dean Burmester, German Hurly Long and Jayden Schaper of South Africa.

Kenya’s Njoroge Kibugu

Indian pro, Shubhankar Sharma emerged triumphant on day two of the Magical Kenya Open with a total of 10 under par 132.

His rounds of 65 and 67 on both days saw him race ahead for the title with a one-stroke lead ahead of Japanese Masahiro Kawamura and Scottish pro Ewen Ferguson who are both on nine-under while Thriston Lawrence of South Africa is lying fourth on 7 under.

“I’m happy, whenever you finish with two birdies, you’re always happy. It was a good round for me today, it was quite a slow start for me starting on the back nine, not much was happening for me, but that eagle on the 18th really propelled me,” Shubhankar Sharma says.

“The front nine was great, missed birdie opportunities on both the par fives but came back strong on eight and nine with birdies and I’m really pleased with the score.”

Sharma started the 2022 DP World Tour season by finishing second for his best Rolex Series result at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

He entered the week fifth in the DP World Tour Rankings in Partnership with Rolex but would move even higher should he claim a third win this week.

Kenya’s Njoroge Kibugu is tied for fifth on 6 under with Svensson Jesper of Sweden, Angel Hidalgo of Spain, South African Dean Burmester, German Hurly Long and Jayden Schaper of South Africa.

“It feels great. I just played good golf and my putting was on point. You feel slight pressure but I dealt with it by sticking to my routine.”

“I started playing golf as a three-year-old thanks to my dad,” 18-year-old Njoroge Kibugu.

DAY TWO LEADERBOARD

Magical Kenya Open broadcast details

All times CAT

Saturday 5 March

11:30: Day 3 – LIVE on SuperSport Tennis

From 15:00: Day 3 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

Sunday 6 March

11:30: Day 3 – LIVE on SuperSport Action

From 15:00: Day 3 – LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand and SuperSport Golf


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