•Koech said he has started his tenure on a high with a big tournament on a ‘playable’ course.
•He asked golfers to brace up for a fast course because of the dry greens that may not hold the ball.
The newly appointed Eldoret Golf Club captain Dr. Mathew Koech will lead 120 golfers during the second leg of the KCB East Africa Golf Tour this weekend
After a successful opening leg last weekend at the Vet Lab, where Adrian Mwangi was crowned champion, the series heads to the nine-hole Eldoret Golf Club as action rolls off on Saturday and concludes on Sunday with the juniors clinic.
Koech, who received the captaincy baton from Jackson Kiprono last Saturday during the Captain’s Prize, said he has started his tenure on a high with a big tournament on a ‘playable’ course.
“We shall be hosting a big field of golfers drawn from various places and as a club and captain, we are ready to pull it off,” said Koech.
He asked golfers to brace for a fast course because of the dry greens that may not hold the ball.
“We may be affected by weather now that we are experiencing dry weather in the region. The course is dry and that could pose a challenge to some golfers,” he said.
However, some top golfers may skip the leg because they have committed to featuring in the Trans Nzoia Open, which is part of the Kenya Amateur Golf Championships (KAGC) Series at the par 73 Kitale Golf Club this weekend
Last Saturday, Mwangi, playing at the home club, carded an excellent score of 39 Stableford points to beat his closest challenger Emmanuel Nyakaberia. From Eldoret, the event heads to Limuru next weekend.