Karen AACT Fundraiser helps close the event budget gap

 

Kenya Ladies Golf Union’s (KLGU) anchor sponsor, Kenya Orient and managing director, Muema Muindi,(pictured right) playing off 17 handicap, recorded his first tournament win carding 43 points receives his prize from Basco Paint’s Team Leader Patrick Muroki and KLGU vice chairman and convenor of the Karen Fundraiser, Mary Wambugu   http://www.aactgolf.com
Karen Country Club hosted the third golf fundraising event, supported by Basco Paints as the gold sponsor, and raised Kshs 1.1 million towards hosting expenses of the 2014 All Africa Challenge Trophy (AACT) to be held at Muthaiga Golf Club from 8 – 12 June 2014.
            Kenya Ladies Golf Union’s (KLGU) anchor sponsor, Kenya Orient and managing director, Muema Muindi, playing off 17 handicap, recorded his first tournament win carding 43 points, one ahead of Kimani Munyiri, with GG Kamau taking third place on his own on 41 points. A generous prize table, saw ten prizes for men, and four for ladies.
            Home player, Francis Mwanzia headed the four-way countback on 40 points for fourth place, from M Nderi, J S Bamrah and William Mayiani.
            Conditions at Karen, a month after the Barclays Kenya Open were excellent, with 39 points only managing eighth place. Eric Migwi beat Mike Mugasa and Wachira Mahihu on a three-way countback.
            The best lady was 21-handicap Gathoni Kanyago on 40 points , followed by Susan Kasinga, 38 points as Penina Waita edged Joyce Ndegwa to fourth with 36 points, on countback.
            The event was organised by KLGU’s vice chairman Mary Wambugu with Karen members, Eunice Mpenda and AACT Organising Chair, Dorcas Mbalanya.   The national funds drive moves to Nakuru on Sunday, 13th April., to be followed by Royal Nairobi and Nyali Golf Club on 9 May. Sigona will organize the seventh event on 23 May, with a date in Western Kenya to be announced.
            At the close of entries on 28 March, 18 countries confirmed they will travel to Nairobi for the 2014 AACT that Kenya is hosting after 20 years. South Africa, as defending champions will be joined by Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe and hosts Kenya.
          As is the tradition, the host country meets all accommodation, in country travel and meal costs during the tournament, which will conclude with the Kenya Ladies Open to be played at Royal Nairobi on 14 and 15 June. Nearly 150 visiting golfers and supporters are expected. It has the support of the Royal and Ancient Club of St Andrew’s (R&A).