Kenya’s representatives to the 2016 Junior Open championships, Kellie Gachaga (16 years) and Mutahi Kibugi (15 years), were today handed the Kenyan flag by the PS Ministry of Sports Culture and the Arts, Amb. Richard Ekai, at a ceremony held at the Muthaiga Golf Club.
The two, 2016 Kenya Ladies Open Strokeplay Champion, Kellie and Team Kenya’s Mutahi are part of the 152 emerging boy and girl golfers from a record 80 countries to compete in the Junior Open at Kilmarnock (Barassie), Ayrshire Scotland from 11th to 13th July 2016.
Founded in 1994, the Junior Open is traditionally played on a nearby course shortly before The Open and this year’s event is taking place less than three miles from Royal Troon.
Some of the world’s best golfers have featured in the Junior Open over the years, including 2014 Champion Golfer of the Year Rory McIlroy, 2015 US Open and Masters Champion Jordan Spieth, seven-time European Ryder Cup player Sergio Garcia, 2010 US Women’s Open Champion Paula Creamer and 2012 Ladies Scottish Open winner Carly Booth.
We wish our juniors who will be accompanied by Junior Golf Foundation President, Gitonga Kabera great success.
Do Kenya Proud!