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Kenya wind up third in Africa Challenge Trophy

Saturday September 1 2018

Kenya ladies golf team pose for a photo during the 2018 All Africa Challenge Trophy at the Achimota Golf Club course Accra, Ghana on August 31, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESY |

Kenya ladies golf team pose for a photo during the 2018 All Africa Challenge Trophy at the Achimota Golf Club course Accra, Ghana on August 31, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESY |  

By LARRY NGALA
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Kenya ladies golf team finished third in the 2018 All Africa Challenge Trophy which ended at the Achimota Golf Club course Accra, Ghana on Friday.

The Kenyan team made up of Josephine Ainley, Serah Khanyereri and Joyce Wanjiru completed a 54-hole total of 487 gross, to finish four shots behind Tanzania and 18 shots behind the champions South Africa.

Starting the final round just a shot behind Tanzania, the Kenyans failed to live to the second round performance as Ainley carded 82 with the best round being an 81 by Khanyereri for a total of 163 against Tanzania’s 160.

It was however the first round that messed the Kenyan ladies as the best round was an 84 by Ainley in addition to Khanyereri’s 85.

On the other hand, Tanzania, which was represented by Madina Idd, Angel Eaton and Hawa Wanyeche fired an all rounds total of 483 gross made up of 163 in the first round and 160 in both the second and third round, with South Africa retaining the trophy after an impressive first round performance of 150 gross.

The team represented by Myke Zethu, Lenanda van der Watt and Cassandra Hall later added 158 and 161 for a total of 469 gross.

Uganda came home fourth on 493 gross, six shots better than fifth-placed Zimbabwe on 499, while hosts Ghana was placed sixth with a total of 511 gross and Senegal completed the top seven with 518 gross.

A total of 18 countries which included Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Cote D’Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Togo, and Zambia participated in the event.

Most of the teams return to the course on Sunday after Saturday’s rest day, for the 36-hole Ghana Open golf championship.

Besides the team of three players led by Kenya Ladies Golf Union (KLGU) chairman Lucy Muhinga, over 40 other Kenyan lady golfers also travelled to Ghana for the Supporters competition and the Ghana Open.