Kenyan Ladies Are Golf Champions

Kenya national women golf team captain Christina Andersen follows his tee at a past event.

June 3rd 2011 – Kenya had never won the event away from home, and had previously won it only four times since the Ladies Golf Test Series was introduced in 1969.

Congratulations for  successfully defending the G&P trophy

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Kenyan Ladies Are Golf Champions

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The national ladies golf team successfully defended the G&P trophy on Wednesday after they convingly won the triangular series with a conving total of 47 points, 14 point ahead of Zimbabwe at the Chainama Hills Golf club in Lusaka, Zambia.

Kenya had never won the event away from home, and had previously won it only four times since the Ladies Golf Test Series was introduced in 1969. This year’s team was managed by the Kenya Ladies Golf Union chairperson, Eunice Mpenda, who was also the winning captain in 2007 in Nairobi.

In the final test match, Kenya managed 9 points from the morning foursomes and afternoon singles. Zimbabwe, who had 15 points before Wednesday’s final rounds got 9 points from the foursomes against Zambia’s one point, and a similar score in the afternoon from the singles matches.

The Kenyans got eight points from the morning foursome. Pairings changed and top seed Kitale’s Bhavi Shah partnered with Muthaiga’s Jane Njoroge to beat Zambia’s Hilda Edwards Tina Nawa 2up but lost to Zimbabwe’s Minter and Alfazema 4/3.

Muthaiga’s Florence Maina patnered with 13-year-old Naomi Wafula of Naliaka Golf Academy and won both their foursomes against Zambia, 6/4 and Zimbabwe 2/1. Muthaiga golfer and the team’s captain, Christina Andersen and Royal Nairobi’s Sarah
Hoare beat Zambia 2/1 and lost to Zimbabwe 2up.

But it was from the six singles matches that Kenya held their own, winning eight matches, halving three, with one loss and a magnificent total of 19 points. The final points tally saw Kenya garner 47 points, while Zimbabwe had 33 points and Zambia had 28 points.

The team is set to remain in Zambia and play at the Zambian Ladies Open Strokeplay championships this weekend before returning on Monday afternoon.

The team members are: Christina Engell Andersen (Captain & Muthaiga golf club); Sarah Hoare (Royal Nairobi); Florence Maina (Muthaiga); Jane Njoroge (Muthaiga); Mwongeli Nzioka (Limuru/Machakos); Bhavi Shah

By KGG CORRESPONDENT

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