Kenya for All Africa Golf Challenge trophy in Tunisia

Kenya for All Africa Golf Challenge trophy in Tunisia

Former Kenya ladies' amateur match play golf champion, Mary Karano leads Kenya’s onslaught for the All Africa Challenge Trophy in Tunis, Tunisia teeing off on Sunday till April 12.

Karano will blend experience by teaming up with young and upcoming golfers the 2015 Kenya Junior golfer of the year Kelly Gachaga and the United States of America (USA) based Josephine Ainley.

Karano won a morale boosting win of gross title in the Golfer Of The Year (Goty) event in the ladies calendar sponsored by Kenya Orient Limited at the Limuru Country Club course in February will captain the squad.

Josephine , a younger sister to Kenya’s professional golfer Richard Ainley: the first Kenyan to qualify for a PGA Tour event, is the only the member of the team that represented Kenya at the All Africa Challenge Trophy which was held in Nairobi two years ago.

Kelly aged 15, is the youngest member of the squad who finished second overall by losing by one stroke in the junior category of the pre the All Africa Challenge Trophy held in Malawi

The team is coached by veteran professional golfer Elisha Kasuku, a former international walker who has featured in many international events, including in PGA European Seniors Tour.

Kenya will be among African countries at the prestigious biennial 54 holes tournament that was last held at the Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi, Kenya in June 2014, where the hosts were placed second behind South Africa.

Each country is represented by three players and a non-playing captain. Using Eisenhower scoring, the best two scores per round count towards the overall trophy.

Trophies are also awarded to the best individual player and best junior lady golfer. The national team has a good record in the tournament that is dominated by South Africa for years.

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