Kenyan Golfer Naomi Wafula makes history as the first Kenyan player to make it to the final round of the Ladies European Tour. The young golfer will be representing Kenya at the prestigious Amundi German Masters Ladies European Tour this June.
This invite follows the Vipingo Ridge’s PGA Academy star’s stellar performance at the recently concluded Magical Kenya Ladies Open Golf Tournament 2023 at the Vipingo Ridge, Baobab course in Kilifi County. Naomi hopes that her victory will inspire other young golfers.
Naomi Wafula was among the 5 Kenyan amateurs who played during the much-anticipated golf match. She carded 4 over par 77 in the final round, which included 5 bogeys with only 1 bogey, to finish in 56th place, beating 5 professionals who had also made cut.
The Magical Kenya Ladies Open is the only event of its kind and the highest-ranked professional ladies’ tournament in Africa. It provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the development of upcoming female golfers in the region. The 2023 edition was sponsored by top corporates such as the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports and The Arts, U.COM, EABL, Magical Kenya, Safaricom, Huawei, KCB Group, and Visa.
The tournament was the 1st in a series of 39 golf events on the Ladies European Tour 2023 calendar. This event hosted 96 players from across the world who took to the course in a 72-stroke competition.
On the other hand, the Ladies European Tour is one of the world’s most prestigious golf events. Since its inception in 1978, it has crowned more than 250 winners, with 700 championship trophies won by players drawn from over 30 countries.