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Magical Kenya Ladies Open PRO-AM attracts 190 golfers

February 6th, 2024 2 min read

Preparations are in full swing for the fourth edition of the Magical Kenya Ladies Open, which will tee off with the Pro-Am tournament on February 7, 2024, at the PGA Baobab Course, Vipingo Ridge in Kilifi County.

190 golfers will take part in the event, where amateur golfers will team up with LET professionals for an exciting round of golf, ahead of the main tournament which tees off on February 8, 2024.

The team led by Polish golfer, Dorota Zalewska, and comprising Esther Waititu, Doris Night, and Willy Mastermet, will be first off-the-tee at 7:00 am, followed by the team led by 24-year-old Teresa Diez Moliner from Spain, and comprising Kishan Dhanji Raghwani, Vinay Nilesh Kerai, and John Gitonga at 7:10 am.

22-year-old Annabell Fuller, the 2020 English Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship winner will partner with Rishi Dodhia, Saj Shah, and Aamil Mughal and tee off at 9:25 am.

German pro, Patricia Isabel Schmidt – winner of the 2023 Belgian Ladies Open, will team up with National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u, Ambassador Josphat Maikara, and Ambassador Moi Lemoshira to tee off for their fourball at 11:10 am.

Former Ingarö Ladies Open champion Marta Sanz Barrio from Spain will take to the course at 12:35 pm in the company of Sheng Kaifu, Millicent Melo, and Nelson Wanyonyi. Meanwhile, Kristýna Napoleaová, the 2023 Amundi German Masters champion from the Czech Republic, will tee off at 14:10 alongside Jane Nzibo, Rosemary Mkok, and Mitansh Thacker.

Meanwhile, last year’s Magical Kenya Ladies Open hole-in-one sensation, Lisa Pettersson, will lead her team off the tee at 12:30 pm, while German Alexandra Forsterling, winner of the 2023 VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open and the 2023 Mallorca Ladies Open, will tee off at 12:50 pm with Dennis Maari, Lilian Njunguna, and Rachel Ndei.

English pro-Alice Hewson, who secured second place in last year’s edition, will take to the course at 14:30 accompanied by Yusuf Omari, James Kamau Mburu, and Aiddah Kabukuru. Kenyan elite amateur, Naomi Wafula, will team up with Kenya Airports Authority Chairman Caleb Kositany, Giancarlo Bonnano, and Nelius Kariuki at 3:30 pm when the trio takes to the back nine.

The Magical Kenya Ladies Open is sponsored by The Government of Kenya, Safaricom’s M-Pesa, Absa Kenya, Johnnie Walker, Huawei Kenya, and Kilifi County Government, and promises a thrilling display of talent and sportsmanship.

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