Kenya, Kipp Popert dominated the G4D Tour

The Magical Kenya Open, a DP World Tour event, is scheduled from February 22nd to 25th

by Andrea Gussoni
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Kenya, Kipp Popert dominated the G4D Tour
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Englishman Kipp Popert dominated the G4D Tour at the Magical Kenya Open, clinching victory with a total of 135 (66 69, -7) strokes on the Muthaiga Golf Club course (par 71) in Nairobi, Kenya. The Magical Kenya Open, a DP World Tour event, is scheduled from February 22nd to 25th.

Kipp Popert, results

In the third event of the season among the eight scheduled on the circuit reserved for differently-abled players, promoted by the DP World Tour to highlight the inclusivity of golf, Tommaso Perrino, ranked sixth in the World Ranking for Golfers with a Disability (WR4GD), secured an eighth-place finish with a score of 152 (77 75, +10).

Popert, ranked number one, secured his ninth title in three years on the G4D Tour, finishing five strokes ahead of Australian Lachlan Wood, who placed second with 140 (-2) and was the winner of the Australian All Abilities Championship in December.

Irishman Brendan Lawlor, ranked second, finished third with 144 (+2). American Chris Biggins secured fourth place with 145 (+3), while Spanish player Juan Postigo Arce finished fifth with 147 (+5). The next event, the G4D Open, will take place from May 15th to 17th at the Woburn Golf Club in England.

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