Red-hot Harding targets more glory in Kenya

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Cape City – Justin Harding is trying to win back-to-back titles on three totally different golf excursions by claiming victory on the Magical Kenya Open.

The South African, who gained on the European Tour for the primary time eventually week’s Qatar Masters, has triumphed on 5 events within the final ten months, with back-to-back victories approaching each the Sunshine Tour, and the Asian Tour, final summer season.

Such a exceptional run has catapulted the 33 12 months outdated, who has gained 11 skilled titles worldwide, from outdoors the highest 500 on the planet to World Quantity 52 over the course of 12 months, leaving Harding with likelihood of qualifying for subsequent month’s Masters Event.

“It could have been an unbelievable thought 12 months in the past to assume that I’d have an opportunity of qualifying for Augusta. I’ve to pinch myself now after I give it some thought. I nonetheless need to take it every week at a time although and see if we will perhaps get there.

“I used to be right here final 12 months for the Karen Masters, a Sunshine Tour occasion, and it’s a pretty little golf course which is old skool and really strategic. You’ll most likely discover the blokes are going to make a bunch of birdies, and I’m trying ahead to this week.

“I don’t know the way it [winning back-to-back twice] labored out like that. I’ve been taking part in actually constant golf and have managed to place myself into place on a number of Sundays then managed to get it proper. Hopefully we will put three rounds collectively once more after which exit and make some birdies on Sunday to be in competition once more.”

Additionally within the discipline this week is the triumphant 2018 Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjørn, who returns to Nairobi for the primary time in 24 years since ending as a runner-up within the 1995 version of the long-running occasion  – which celebrates its 51st anniversary by internet hosting a European Tour event for the primary time.

Three of the final 4 Kenya Open champions all return to the Kenyan capital – South Africa’s Haydn Porteous, Sweden’s Sebastian Soderberg and Italy’s Lorenzo Gagli.

Gagli will look to defend the title he lifted at neighbouring Muthaiga Golf Membership 12 months in the past, when the occasion was a part of the European Problem Tour’s Worldwide Schedule.



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