Safaricom has today announced a Kshs 5 million sponsorship for the 3rd Edition of Karen Masters Tournament scheduled to take place from 27th to 30th June 2019 at the Karen Country Club.
As the official digital communication infrastructure sponsor, the amount will cater for a fully kitted media Centre, internet connectivity to; the Players’ Cyber Café, Tournament Office, Score Recorders Office and Event Management Office for the duration of the 4 day golf tournament. The sponsorship will also be used to support the junior golfers’ shootout.
Karen Country Club have partnered with the Sunshine Tour in South Africa to bring around 100 of their top-ranking players to Karen next month to compete against 32 of Kenya’s finest, as well as players from other African countries, to give a field of 152 professional players and 4 amateurs.
Defending Champion Michael Palmer is expected to defend his title and will be joined by nine of the top ten Sunshine Tour players; Daniel Van Tonder (1st), JC Ritchie (2nd), Callum Mowat (3rd), Garrick Higgo (5th), Martin Rohwer (6th), Thriston Lawrence (7th), Neil Schietekat (8th), Jacques Blaauw (9th) and Steve Surry (10th). The Kenyan charge will be led by Dismas Indiza, Greg Snow, Simon Ngige, CJ Wangai, Riz Charania and Mohit Mediratta.
The 2019 Karen Masters will offer a prize kitty of Kshs 15 million, making it one of the most lucrative tournaments on the Sunshine Tour.