American star Cheyenne Woods, the niece of golfing legend Tiger Woods, and England’s Meghan Maclaren are just two of the big names set to compete in the first Ladies European Tour (LET) event to be staged in Africa.
Entries for the Magical Kenya Ladies Open closed last week with more than 100 players set to compete in the tournament on the PGA Baobab Course – the only PGA accredited golf course on the continent – at Vipingo Ridge from December 5-8.
An impressive 28 different countries from six continents are being represented during this 72-hole inaugural Ladies European Tour event.
Cheyenne, 29, is now in her fifth year on the LPGA Tour and has been invited by U.COM to take part in the tournament, along with Maclaren who currently sits fifth in the Order of Merit rankings.
Maclaren, 25, won her second Ladies European Tour title earlier this year and will be one to watch with all the action from the four-day tournament in Kilifi County, Kenya, being aired on Sky Sports Golf.
Beth Allen, the only America winner of the LET Order of Merit, has confirmed her attendance at Vipingo Ridge, so too has Norway’s Marianne Skarpnord, who is currently number one in the rankings for 2019, and front runner Esther Henseleit from Germany.
Other notable players coming to Kenya for the 72-hole stroke play tournament include Christine Wolf, ranked second in the 2019 Order of Merit, India’s golfing star Aditi Ashok, two-time LET winner Nuria Iturrios of Spain and both Charlotte Thompson and Charley Hull.
Hosts Vipingo Ridge, in partnership with event organisers U.COM Event GmbH, title sponsor Magical Kenya and presenting partner MPesa, look forward to welcoming all the professionals heading out next week to try their luck at a slice of the €300,000 prize fund on this notoriously challenging course in view of the Indian Ocean.