Which players will shine at the 2019 KCB Karen Masters?
The Kenyan charge will be led by Mumias based Dismas Indiza, Muthaiga’s Greg Snow and Thika’s Simon Ngige. Indiza and Snow missed the cut at the Magical Kenya Open earlier in the year and they will be determined to make amends. Ngige did well at the Magical Kenya Open and he will be hoping to better that performance. Watch out too for Windsor’s Rizwan Charania and Mohit Mediratta.
The players to watch from South Africa include Michael Palmer, the defending champion at the KCB Karen Masters. Palmer has had a mixed season since winning in Kenya, managing on three top-10s in the current season.
Daniel van Tonder is the top player on the Sunshine Tour rankings. He was victorious at the Zambia Open beating Callum Mowat by a single shot. Mowat is currently ranked third on the Sunshine Tour rankings.
JC Ritchie is second on the Tour rankings, he won the Zanaco Masters in Lusaka beating Rhys Enoch in a play-off. Watch out also for Martin Rohwer winner of the Royal Swazi Open and Jake Redman winner of the Lombard Insurance Classic hosted at the Royal Swazi Spa Country Club. Garrick Higgo, winner of the Sun City Challenge will also be in Kenya for the KCB Karen Masters.
One of the exciting players of the Sunshine Tour, Toto Thimba, will also be in Kenya. Thimba is a graduate of the Gary Player Class talent identification squad. Thimba will be looking for his first win on Tour. The Gary Player Class works closely with the South African Golf Development Board, the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation to support talented players to succeed as professionals.
James Kamte, a favorite of Kenyan golf fans is currently on the reserve entry list. His famous duel against Jacob Okello and Edoardo Molinari at the 2007 Kenya Open, held at Karen, remains one of the most exciting finishes in Kenya.
The 2019 KCB Karen Masters will be played from the 27th to 30th of June at the Karen Country Club. Tickets are available onwww.ke.kcbgroup.com