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Alfred Nandwa in the lead

Leading by example, Alfred Nandwa, the captain for this year’s Victoria Cup showed the way for his golfers when he impressed with three under par 69 in the opening day of Limuru Open Championships at par 72 Limuru Country Club on Saturday.

Nandwa, the captain of the national team players had made two birdies at the first and third before winding up the front nine with two successive birdies at the eighth and ninth.

At the 9th leg of Kenya Amateur Golf Championships (KAGC) he made a good finish, picking up birdies at the 14th, 16th and the 18th to take a three shots ahead of home player and KAGC table leader John Karichu who played 72

Karichu started off with a double bogey at the par four second hole, but birdied the seventh to carry over the back nine a one over par. He got the back nine under way with a birdie at the 10th, parred the rest to level the course, leaving Royal Nairobi’s Jay Sandhu leading a group of three including club-mate Dennis Saikwa and local player Dennis Maara on one over par 73.

Sandhu picked up two shots at the first hole, parred the rest in the outward nine, then birdied the 13th only to drop a shot at the 14th though he made a birdie at the home green for the morning round’s 73.

Finishing the first round on 75 were Mike Kisia and Isaiah Otuke both from Vet Lab while tying on 76 were Samuel Njoroge or Railway and Royal Nairobi’s Kenneth Bollo.

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