February 23, 2024

Magical Kenya Ladies Open winner to take home Kshs. 7.9 Million

Magical Kenya Ladies Open winner to take home Kshs. 7.9 Million
South Africa's Cara Gorlei in round two action at the 2024 Magical Kenya Ladies Open

The 4th edition of the ladies open is currently ongoing at the Par-73 PGA Baobab Course at the Vipingo Ridge in Kilifi and attracted over 108 golfers from across the globe.

The winner of this year’s Magical Kenya Ladies Open  will take home a whopping KES 7.9 million (€45,000) of the total prize on offer.

The 4th edition of the ladies open is currently ongoing at the Par-73 PGA Baobab Course at the Vipingo Ridge in Kilifi and attracted over 108 golfers from across the globe.

The Magical Kenya Ladies Open serves as the season-opener for the 2024 Ladies European Tour and marks the fourth consecutive year that the only women's professional golf tournament is being held on Kenyan and East African soil.

A total prize purse of KES 52.5 million (€300,000) is up for grabs across the different categories with second place finisher taking home KES 4.7 million (€27,000) and earn 320 order of merit points, while the third-place finisher will bank KES 3.1 million (€18,000) and earn 230 points to kickstart their 2024 LET season.

 A tenth-place finish will earn a golfer KES 1.2 million (€6,900) and 75 order of merit points, while a golfer in 67th – last spot this weekend at the event – will take home KES 120,000 (€690).

 

Unfortunately no Kenyan made the cut after the first round with Vipingo Ridge’s Naomi Wafula placed 95th  overall  on 13-over par 159 score.

Jacquelyne Walter, who played a solid 2-over par round yesterday, shot 13-over par on Friday to take her total for the tourney to 15-over par 161 for a tie in 100th place.

Tournament debutant, Kellie Gachaga, carded 81 on both days, taking her total for the tournament to 16-over par 162, two shots better than Chanelle Wangari who ended her challenge at the event with an 18-over par 164 score. Meanwhile Mercy Nyanchama shot a round of 80 on Friday, seven better than she had on Thursday, for a total of 27-over par 173.

Action continues on Saturday in the chase for the top prize.