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Paul Chidale extends stay in Kenya

MAKING STRIDES—Chidale

Malawian golfer, Paul Chidale, has extended his stay at the Kenyan Safari Tour in Kenya after making the cut during the second tour at Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday.

Chidale finished 13th out of 52 golfers from other African countries such as Zimbabwe, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda and the hosts.

The competition is open to all African golfers with winners expected to qualify for the Kenya Magical Open which is a sanctioned European Tour.

Professional Golfers Association of Malawi President, Partridge Shycal, described Chidale’s performance as outstanding.

“Finishing 13th after missing out in the first tournament at Thika Greens is a big achievement for Chidale. He has made the cut at the second tour and we are happy.

“Paul had a very bad start round at Muthaiga golf club after playing under a heavy down pour netting +7( 79) and +2 (74) on the second day to earn a slot into the top 20 players out of 52 players,” he said.

Shycal said Chidale shot even par (72) on the third day before shooting +1 (73) to finish on 13th position.

“We are excited that Paul has extended his stay in Kenya to prepare for another tour which starts on January 25 at Sigona Golf Club. We are confident that he will make it for the final Safari Tour Event in Kampala, Uganda, early next month,” he said.

Chidale made history last month after becoming the first Malawian golfer to earn a podium finish at a pro-tour event in the Tanzania Open where he came third.

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