Georgia Oboh ready for the Magical Kenya Ladies Open

Nigerian golf poster girl Georgia Oboh will take on some of the world’s best female golfers at the Magical Kenya Ladies Open Championship, which will take place February 10-13 at the Baobab Course in Vipingo Ridge, County of Kilifi. Oboh’s opponents in the Ladies European Tour (LET) competition include Germany’s Esther Henseleit, who won the inaugural Magical Kenya Ladies Open in 2019, South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace, Sweden’s Julia Engstrom, Finland’s Sanna Nuutinen and Olivia Cowan from Germany, among others. According to the hosts, Kenya will be represented by Nyali Golf and Country Club professional Bhavi Shah, who will be joined by amateurs Naomi Wafula, Mercy Nyanchama, Chanelle Wangari and Faith Chemutai. The event will be broadcast to millions of people around the world and also locally on broadcast television. Newslodge has learned from Georgia’s father, Godfrey Oboh, that the Nigerian team will leave for Kenya from Manchester, England today, arriving in the East African country in time for some practice sessions tomorrow. Sponsored by Kenyan Breweries through its Johnnie Walker range of products, the company has promised to deliver a memorable experience for fans and players alike during the four-day tournament sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET). He added that a Pro-Am event would precede the tournament on February 9, a day before the tournament’s opening round at the continent’s only PGA-accredited course. Announcing the competition schedule yesterday, Johnie Walker said the tournament, the only LET-sanctioned women’s professional golf competition in the East Africa region, is part of its 100th anniversary celebrations this year, adding that it will take the tournament to highlight the organization’s continuing legacy of diversity and inclusion. KBL CEO John Musunga said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Ladies European Tour for this year’s Magical Kenya Ladies Open. This is part of our ongoing commitment to support the growth of golf in the country, which is currently on an upward trajectory. Through this sponsorship, we aim to cement our relationship with the tournament, which has proven to be a premier women’s competition in the region.” The Magical Kenya Open is the first of 31 events lined up on the 2022 Ladies European Tour calendar. A Pro-Am event will precede the tournament on February 9, one day before the opening round of the tournament at the only PGA-accredited course in the continent. The tournament, which was held for the first time in 2019, will feature a field of 96 golfers from 25 different countries, who will battle it out for the biggest share of the prize pool, which is set at €300,000, which is roughly N142,504. 101 Read More Related Sport News Here What do you think about this; Georgia Oboh ready for the Magical Kenya Ladies Open | Newslodge Nigeria News   Let’s hear your opinion in the comment below!