Wennstam , Ngera win first Kenya Open Pro-Am

Wennstam , Ngera win first Kenya Open Pro-Am

The pair combination of Swedish professional golfer Alexander Wennstam and local amateur Anthony Ngera returned a score of 45 points, after playing rounds of 24 and 17 to claim the top prize in the first Kenya Open Pro-Am tournament at the Muthaiga Golf Club on Tuesday.

It was a good outing for Ngera who managed to roll in one birdie and four pars, as his pro played an impressive 4 birdies and an eagle. The pair finished ahead of the pairings of Scott Fernandez/Moses Matsiko, Mark Williams/Tom Macakiage and former Kenya open champion Jake Roos/Sam Kairu who all scored a 45.

Alexander Wennstam walked away with 450 Euros, while Ngera took home a beautiful prize courtesy of the Muthaiga Golf Club.

“The course is in an excellent condition and it was real nice playing here, the exposure I got from playing with the pros has taught me a lot, winning this was always going to be a bonus.” said Ngera.

Alexander, noted that this was great preparation for the main tournament that tees off on Thursday. “This was great preparation going in for the main tournament on Thursday, I am looking forward to great results.”

The all Kenyan pairing of Simon Ngige and KBL Managing Director finished T4 only one point behind the leaders.

A total of 128 players participated in the first Pro-Am of the 2017 Barclays Kenya Open, including Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero. The second Pro-Am, sponsored by Barclays Bank Kenya will be held on Wednesday 22nd March, before the first round of the Kenya Open on Thursday.

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