23rd Kinshasa Open: Togarh resurge’s, claims early lead in Congo



Ghanaian golfer Vincent Togarh played a relatively stress-free opening round at the 2021 Kinshasa Open on  Friday, doing so at a difficult and tiring venue that doles those out about as often as Ebenezer Scrooge hands out schillings.
 With familiar winds and tree guided fairways the kinshasha Course proved a monster on Friday. But Togarh, a man known most for his consistent ball striking, heated up the putter  on a partly cloudy Friday, and conquered one of the regions golf course’s with the seemingly  sternest tests to the tune of 1-under par 71.
Togarh and only one other player managed to shoot within course par, on a day of high scoring at the Kinshasa Golf Course. Belgian Gresse Gerald a player on the ALPS Golf Tour. Shot a level-par 72 to trail Togarh by one shot.
Zimbabwean player and Defending champion Visitor Mapwanya posted a solid round of 73, as well as Zambian blazing golfer Sydney Wemba who also posted a 73. To sit joint 3rd on the leaderboard @ 1-over par heading into the second round.
French player Espana Edouard,and Christopher Francis of Nigeria, are tied 4th at 2-over par.
Sunday Olapade and Joe Nawanga of Namibia  share fifth position on four-over par, after posting rounds of 76 respectively.


Below is a quick view of the leaders board after the 1st round.
The second round of the 3-days straight 54-hole  2021 Kinshasa Open  will begin at 8:00am local time. With no half way cut and 24 big names vying for the top prize of €8,000 this week.



Ilori wonderful

Ilori Wonderful is a scratch golfer and a senior golf writer with years of experience. He is the founder, 9jagolf.com.ng, and brain behind the (Golf2Streets) an NGO for grassroot golf development in Africa. What began as a grad school hobby is now a top golf blog in Nigeria, with thousands of readers coming to his site for easy and reliable golf news. His first blog was published in 2016 on naijagolf.simdif.com. He has also worked and published articles as guest golf writer with the likes of Thenation.ng, www.nannews.ng, sokonnect.com, TheAfricantour.com etc. He is known for his honest and genuine golf reporting.

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