Magical Kenya Open Winners and History

Magical Kenya Open Winners and History

In 2019, the Kenya Open became the newest event on the European Tour. It is not, however, a new event. The Kenya Open has been that country’s national open since 1967. Since 1991, it has been a part of the European Tours’ Challenge Tour schedule.

The 2019 edition will be played at the Karen CC opposite the PGA TOUR’S Players Championship.

Among the notable winners of the Kenya Open are Edoardo Molinari, Trevor Immelman, Ian Woosnam, Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Canizares.

The 2019 edition is called the Magical Kenya Open presented by Absa. Magical Kenya is that country’s tourism board. Absa is an African bank.

A complete list of Kenya Open Winners and History Follows:

YearWinnerScore
Magical Kenya Open
2019Guido Migliozzi (Italy)268 (-16)
Barclays Kenya Open
2018Italy Lorenzo Gagli273 (−11)PO
2017England Aaron Rai267 (−17)
2016Sweden Sebastian Söderberg270 (−18)
2015South Africa Haydn Porteous271 (−17)
2014South Africa Jake Roos278 (−10)
2013Spain Jordi García Pinto272 (−12)
2012England Seve Benson274 (−10)
2011South Africa Michiel Bothma270 (−14)
Kenya Open
2010England Robert Dinwiddie272 (−12)
Tusker Kenya Open
2009England Gary Boyd271 (−13)
2008England Iain Pyman272 (−12)
2007Italy Edoardo Molinari274 (−6)
2006Sweden Johan Axgren270 (−10)
2005Argentina Daniel Vancsik272 (−8)
Kenya Open
2004Zimbabwe Marc Cayeux270 (−10)PO
2003No tournament
Sameer Kenya Open
2002England Lee S. James265 (−19)
Tusker Kenya Open
2001South Africa Ashley Roestoff271 (−13)PO
2000South Africa Trevor Immelman270 (−14)
1999Netherlands Maarten Lafeber265 (−19)
1998Argentina Ricardo González272 (−12)PO
Lonrho Kenya Open
1997Argentina Jorge Berendt272 (−12)
Standard Chartered Kenya Open
1996Scotland Mike Miller271 (−13)
1995Wales James Lee265 (−19)
1994England Paul Carman276 (−8)PO
1993Scotland Craig Maltman276 (−8)
1992Switzerland André Bossert272 (−12)
1991England Jeremy Robinson269 (−15)
555 Kenya Open
1990Republic of Ireland Christy O’Connor Jnr271 (−13)
1989Northern Ireland David Jones271 (−13)
1988England Chris Platts271 (−13)
1987England Carl Mason275 (−9)
1986Wales Ian Woosnam273 (−11)
1985Scotland Garry Harvey278 (−6)
1984Spain José Maria Cañizares277 (−7)
Benson & Hedges Kenya Open
1983Scotland Ken Brown274 (−10)
1982Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy274 (−10)
1981Scotland Brian Barnes274 (−10)
1980England Brian Waites271 (−13)
1979England Maurice Bembridge271 (−13)
Kenya Open
1978Spain Seve Ballesteros274 (−10)
1977Republic of Ireland Liam Higgins283 (−1)
1976No tournament
1975England Gary Smith276 (−8)
1974England David Jagger274 (−10)
1973Netherlands Jan Dorrestein276 (−8)
1972Wales David Llewellyn279 (−5)
1971Republic of Ireland Ernie Jones283 (−1)
1970Netherlands Jan Dorrestein273 (−11)
1969England Maurice Bembridge279 (−5)
1968England Maurice Bembridge289 (+5)
1967England Guy Wolstenholme279 (−5)

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