07 Nov 19
American star Cheyenne Woods, the niece of golfing legend Tiger Woods, will play in the first Ladies European Tour (LET) event to be staged in Africa.
Vipingo Ridge will host the Magical Kenya Ladies Open from December 5-8, 2019 on the venue’s Baobab Course - the only PGA accredited golf course on the continent.
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, where she will compete alongside more than 100 female professionals at the Ladies European Tour 2019 season finale.
Beth Allen, the only America winner of the LET Orde 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 Great Britain's Meghan Maclaren, Christine Wolf, ranked second in the 2019 Order of Merit, India’s golfing star Aditi Ashok and two-time LET winner Nuria Iturrios of Spain.
Vipingo Ridge Chairman, Alastair Cavenagh, commented: “We look forward to welcoming Cheyenne and all participating players to Kenya and believe their involvement in this tournament will help us fulfill 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.”
For more information about the event CLICK HERE or email LET@vipingoridge.com.