June 22, 2024

Five eye-catching statistics from Magical Kenya 2022
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Five eye-catching statistics from Magical Kenya 2022

1) Magical Kenya 2022 champion Ashun Wu made a total of 24 birdies during his four rounds at Muthaiga Golf Club. Number 10 was his favourite hole as the China pro birdied it four times. He dropped only eight shots the whole week. Interestingly Wu did not make any eagle and even dropped a shot on the easy-playing number 18 in the second round.

2) Ashun Wu has made Kshs 60 million in his last five appearances on the Tour this season. He has made the cut in all the DP World Tour events this season his worst performance being a T42 finish in January at the Ras al Khaimah Classic. Ashun Wu started playing golf at the age of 17. The 36 year-old has won four times in 158 attempts since turning pro in 2007. He has won the DP World Tour events on three continents – Asia (Volvo China Open), Europe (Lyoness Open) and Africa (Magical Kenya Open).

3) England had the highest number of players who made the cut. Eleven Englishmen made it to the weekend rounds with David Horsey the highest finisher in 5th position. Ten English players exited the competition early after failing to make the cut.

4) South African golfers collectively made Kshs 30 million after placing eight players in the weekend rounds. English golfers took home Kshs 28 million. The other countries with multiple players on the money list include Spain and Germany.

5) Ashun Wu is the 52nd player to win the Magical Kenya Open. The jinx of the defending champions continued this year as Justin Harding finished a distant T42 after carding three under par total, 13 shots behind the leader. Maurice Bembridge is the only player in the history of Kenya Open who has managed to win the title back-to-back.  The Englishman won the second edition of Kenya Open in 1968 after carding one over par at Karen then went on to win the event in 1969 at Muthaiga.

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