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PRO-AM RESULTS

Paratore-led team wins Kenya Open Pro-Am

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Italian pro-Renato Paratore and his partners returned a combined Stableford score of 92 points to claim the top prize in the Magical Kenya Pro-Am at the Par 71 Karen Country Club.

Italy's Renato Paratore in action at the Karen
Italy's Renato Paratore in action at the Karen
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Italian pro-Renato Paratore and his partners returned a combined Stableford score of 92 points to claim the top prize in the Magical Kenya Pro-Am at the Par 71 Karen Country Club.Paratore’s team comprised of three amateurs namely A. Addison, C. Addison and G. Recizac. French professional Clément Sordet in the company of Dr. P. Wambugu, Joe and S. Nduati returned a combined total of 88 to finish second. Sordet is an experienced golfer having played college golf at Texas Tech, where he won six times

The third was the 2015 Kenya Open champion Haydn Porteous with a combined score of 86. Porteous in the company of N. Muturi, P. Kanyago and T. Ole Kina. Paratore will be among the pros to watch this year.

He enjoys the globe-trotting nature of life on the European Tour and is gracing this year’s Open after back-to-back events in the Middle East. He heads to Malaysia next week. The 2017 Nordea Masters winner has not played the Kenya Open before and expects a good test at high altitude. “I feel good,” he said. “I like the course and the challenge here. I am also enjoying good weather.”

“You have to play every part of the game well because from the tees and also around the greens it’s not easy, so it’s a good test.

“When you are in Europe, four in a row is easier but I went from Qatar to here and then Malaysia. It’s good because I like to travel and discover new places.”