American star Cheyenne Woods, the niece of golfing legend Tiger Woods, has entered to play the Magical Kenya Ladies Open and will take her place alongside 107 other professionals at this Ladies European Tour 2019 season finale event in Vipingo from 5th to 8th December.
It is with great excitement that hosts Vipingo Ridge, in collaboration with event organisers U.COM Event GmbH, title sponsor Magical Kenya and presenting partner MPesa, will welcome Cheyenne to the PGA Baobab Course next month and to the country as a whole.
Woods will play against top LET players including Beth Allen, the only American winner of the Order of Merit, as well as Norway’s Marianne Skarpnord, currently number one on the rankings for 2019, and second placed Esther Henseleit from Germany, who is also the leading rookie on tour.
Other notable players coming to Kenya to compete in this 72 hole stroke play event include Austrian Christine Wolf, ranked number three on the 2019 Order of Merit, Nuria Iturrioz of Spain, who won in Morocco and Dubai earlier this year and starts the week in fourth, as well as fifth ranked Meghan MacLaren from England, all of whom have a chance to win the Order of Merit with two solid performances at the end of the season, in Spain and Kenya.
In a statement from Vipingo Ridge, Chairman Alastair Cavenagh said “We look forward to welcoming Cheyenne and all participating players to Kenya and believe that their involvement in this tournament will help us to fulfil our objective to promote gender equality and tourism through the game of golf. We hope they will enjoy the beauty and challenge of our coastal PGA-accredited course and return home with fond memories of this unique golfing destination.”