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Amateur golf series shifts to Kericho

Thursday October 3 2019

William Odera follows the progress of his tee shot from the 18th hole tee during Kenya Amateur Match Play Championship at Limuru Country Club on May 26, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

William Odera follows the progress of his tee shot from the 18th hole tee during Kenya Amateur Match Play Championship at Limuru Country Club on May 26, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

LARRY NGALA
By LARRY NGALA
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The hunt for points in the Kenya Amateur Golf Championship series shifts to Kericho this weekend for the annual Tea Fields Trophy tournament which has attracted a field of 62 players.

However, those travelling to the tea growing county will not include the Mauritius bound national team players who will remain in Nairobi to continue with their training.

In their absence, the top-ranked player in action in Kericho will be two-time champion William Odera, formerly of Kericho and now based at Golf Park in Nairobi.

Playing off scratch, Odera won the Tea Fields Trophy in 2012 and 2014 and having started his golfing career there, he will certainly be the player to beat.

“I am the lowest ranked player this weekend and Kericho Golf Club being my mother club, I will be going for nothing short of a victory. I know the course very well and all I need is a practice round tomorrow," said Odera.

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Also chasing for some points this weekend at the ever-green par 71 Kericho course will be home players David Biegon, Victor Maiyo, and Edward Masiga, Eldoret’s Aaron Kitur, Kenya Railway Golf Club’s John Lejirmah, Vet Lab’s Steve Orinda and Kisii Sports Club’s George Kariuki. Teeing off for the first round is set for 8.30am with the second round scheduled for Sunday.

In Nairobi, Vet Lab Sports Club will host the Muringo Mureithi Memorial trophy while at Kenya Railway Golf Club over 100 players were drawn for the K.K. Golf Day being sponsored by a Karen golfer Kingori Kariuki.

Action also continues at the par 72 Ruiru Sports Club course, venue for the Mwangi Kiunjuri Golf Day.

The biggest field of over 200 players will be at Thika Sports Club which is hosting the Next Gen event, a week after the popular Kahawa Sukari.

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