Kenya Open

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Kenya Open
Tournament information
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Established 1967
Course(s) Karen Country Club
Par 71
Length 6,969 yards (6,372 m)
Tour(s) Challenge Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 200,000
Month played March
Tournament record score
Aggregate 265 James Lee (1995)
265 Maarten Lafeber (1999)
265 Lee S. James (2002)
To par −19 (as above)
Current champion
South Africa Jake Roos

The Kenya Open is a golf tournament in Kenya and has been an event on the European based Challenge Tour schedule since 1991. It was founded in 1967, and has been held at Muthaiga Golf Club near Nairobi every year except 1968, 2004–08, and 2013, when the tournament was held at Karen Country Club.

The title has been won by some of Europe's biggest Ryder Cup stars, including Seve Ballesteros, Ian Woosnam, Ken Brown and Christy O'Connor Jnr, as well as future Masters champion Trevor Immelman. The most successful player is England's Maurice Bembridge, who recorded three victories between 1968 and 1979.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score
Barclays Kenya Open
2014 South Africa Jake Roos 278 (−10)
2013 Spain Jordi García Pinto 272 (−12)
2012 England Seve Benson 274 (−10)
2011 South Africa Michiel Bothma 270 (−14)
Kenya Open
2010 England Robert Dinwiddie 272 (−12)
Tusker Kenya Open
2009 England Gary Boyd 271 (−13)
2008 England Iain Pyman 272 (−12)
2007 Italy Edoardo Molinari 274 (−6)
2006 Sweden Johan Axgren 270 (−10)
2005 Argentina Daniel Vancsik 272 (−8)
Kenya Open
2004 Zimbabwe Marc Cayeux 270 (−10)PO
2003 No tournament
Sameer Kenya Open
2002 England Lee S. James 265 (−19)
Tusker Kenya Open
2001 South Africa Ashley Roestoff 271 (−13)PO
2000 South Africa Trevor Immelman 270 (−14)
1999 Netherlands Maarten Lafeber 265 (−19)
1998 Argentina Ricardo González 272 (−12)PO
Lonrho Kenya Open
1997 Argentina Jorge Berendt 272 (−12)
Standard Chartered Kenya Open
1996 Scotland Mike Miller 271 (−13)
1995 Wales James Lee 265 (−19)
1994 Kenya Peter Livingstone 276 (−8)PO
1993 Scotland Craig Maltman 276 (−8)
1992 Switzerland André Bossert 272 (−12)
1991 England Jeremy Robinson 269 (−15)
555 Kenya Open
1990 Republic of Ireland Christy O'Connor Jnr 271 (−13)
1989 Northern Ireland David Jones 271 (−13)
1988 England Chris Platts 271 (−13)
1987 England Carl Mason 275 (−9)
1986 Wales Ian Woosnam 273 (−11)
1985 Scotland Garry Harvey 278 (−6)
1984 Spain José Maria Cañizares 277 (−7)
Benson & Hedges Kenya Open
1983 Scotland Ken Brown 274 (−10)
1982 Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy 274 (−10)
1981 Scotland Brian Barnes 274 (−10)
1980 England Brian Waites 271 (−13)
1979 England Maurice Bembridge 271 (−13)
Kenya Open
1978 Spain Seve Ballesteros 274 (−10)
1977 Republic of Ireland Liam Higgins 283 (−1)
1976 No tournament
1975 England Gary Smith 276 (−8)
1974 England David Jagger 274 (−10)
1973 Netherlands Jan Dorrestein 276 (−8)
1972 Wales David Llewellyn 279 (−5)
1971 Republic of Ireland Ernie Jones 283 (−1)
1970 Netherlands Jan Dorrestein 273 (−11)
1969 England Maurice Bembridge 279 (−5)
1968 England Maurice Bembridge 289 (+5)
1967 England Guy Wolstenholme 279 (−5)

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