DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
Local Golfer Simon Ngige adjust his trouser as his caddie looks on before teeing off during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

The 2021 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship has attracted about 156 players as the event enters day three at the Karen Country Club.

DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
Local golfer Antony Juma stretches before teeing off during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

 The opening round of the European Tour’s Magical Kenya Open kicked off on Thursday without televised coverage due to logistical difficulties.

DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
A caddie for Joost Luiten from Netherlands lines a putt for him during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

However, Kenya Open Golf Limited (KOGL) has assured there will be live television coverage of the ongoing 2021 Magical Kenya Open on Sunday.

DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
Kurt Kiyatama from the USA tees off during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

A golfer with the least strokes in the four gruelling days will emerge champion to command the lions share (Sh20 million) of the Euro 1million prize money in the Open.

DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
Local Pro Samuel Njoroge Chege during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

Railway Club golfer Samuel Njoroge on Friday stepped up his game to fire three-under par 68 in round two to make the cut at the ongoing 2021 Magical Kenya Open at Karen Golf.

DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
Jacob Okello from Kenya checking his card during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

The 26-year old landed on the money bracket with total two rounds of two under par 140.

DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
A match official rides in the course during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

By making the cut, Njoroge is already assured of Sh100,000 pledged to the Kenyan team by the Kenya Breweries Limited.

DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
Golfers and their caddies in the course during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

Kenya Vision 2030 also announced Sh50,000 prize for the local player who will proceed to the money bracket.

DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
Vision 2030 Director General Kenneth Mwige follow action during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

“We will also reward the highest finishing local player at the event with Sh250,000 while the second and third place finisher will get Sh200,000 and Sh150,000 respectively,” Kenneth Mwige, Vision 2030 Director General, told the players ahead of the contest.

DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
A lady adjust the leader board during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

Vision 2030 has chipped in to sponsor the 15 pros who will participate in the tournament and the agreement was unveiled after a deal worth Sh3 Million  and sh50,000  for each golfer to aid their preparations.

Below are more action pictures from the Karen Golf and Country Club:

DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
A bunker at hole Nine during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]
DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
A caddie sprays his face with a chemical during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]
DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
Ricardo Santo from Porland comes from a bunker during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]
DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
A caddie for Mathiam Keyser from South Africa lines a putt for him during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]
DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
Andrew Oche Odo from Nigeria comes from a bunker during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]
DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
A Kenya Open official marking the green during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]
DAY THREE: Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship galleries
Vision 2030 Director General Kenneth Mwige and wife catch action during the Magical Kenya Open Tournament at the Karen Country Club on March 19, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

 

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