Dar es Salaam. Tanzania’s Victor Joseph and Abbas Adam are among top golfers eyeing top honours at Nyali Open Championship, which tees off today in Mombasa, Kenya.
The stroke-play tournament takes place at Nyali golf & Country course.
Joseph and Adam have been in Kenya since Wednesday, undergoing light training in Mombasa ahead of the two-day tournament.
Joseph, one of the country’s elite amateur golfers at the moment, expressed optimism yesterday that he would leave his mark in the 36-hole event.
He said he was aware that he will be up against a number of crème de la crème of golfers from across the East African region.
“I compete in tournaments to win not just to participate. My target is to shine in Mombasa,” Joseph – a member of Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club – said. “I know that I will be up against experienced and well trained opponents, but I am ready for the challenge,” he added confidently.
Joseph, one of the best golfers in the country at the moment, has been performing impressively in international competitions in the past five years.
Other Kenyan amateurs also eyeing the title this weekend will be Daniel Nduva, John Karichu of Limuru, Anthony Irungu, John Gitonga and Edwin Mdanye.
Leading the Kenyan challenge again this year is defending champion Daniel Nduva, a member of Nyali Golf Club, currently in a golf school in South Africa. During last year’s Nyali Open, Nduva, a son of veteran Nyali golfer Patrick Nduva Munyao, posted rounds of 73, 71, and 75 for a total of 219 to beat Tanzania’s Victor Joseph.