Nairobi, Jorge Campillo like Seve Ballesteros


Second career victory on the DP World Tour for Jorge Campillo who in Nairobi, with a total of 266 (69 68 63 66, -18) shots, made the Kenya Open his own by overcoming the Japanese Masahiro Kawamura, 2/o with 268 (- 16) ahead of another Japanese, Ryo Hisatsune, 3/o with 269 (-15) like the Iberian Santiago Tarrio.

Jorge Campillo, statements

Among the Azzurri, the best was once again Edoardo Molinari. On the Muthaiga GC course (par 71), the Turinese finished 20th with 274 (68 71 69 66, -10). Further back Renato Paratore, 55/o with 281 (-3), and Francesco Laporta, 60/o with 282 (-2).

In the lead at the end of the “moving day”, Campillo – 36 year old from Santander – closed the fourth round making six birdies, with a bogey. Ten years after the last time (Jordi Garcia Pinto in 2013), a Spaniard is back to win the Kenya Open. With Campillo who dedicated his success to Severiano Ballesteros, a golf legend who won the Kenya Open in 1978.

“Winning the same tournament dominated at the time by Ballesteros is a huge satisfaction”, Campillo rejoiced at the end of the competition.

From the low and sandy coast of the Indian Ocean, the territory of Kenya proceeds inland. Its geography is somewhat complex. It is located in East Africa and is crossed by the equator. Despite being an equatorial and tropical country, it has very varied climates. In the north there are desert areas and in the central and south plateaus with woods and savannas.

The nation is criss-crossed by long mountain ranges. The morphological element that most characterizes Kenya is the Rift Valley, which cuts it from north to south. The inland waters are represented by fresh and salt water lakes and numerous borax geysers and geysers. On the other hand, there are few rivers, of which only two have a noteworthy flow and length (the Tana and the Galana).

The coastal strip, over 400 km long, is followed by a region of arid plateaus and steppes; the central one, which rises to altitudes between 1,500 and 3,000 metres, is divided by the fracture of the Rift Valley which forms the basin of Lake Turkana (or Rodolfo). On the sides of the Rift Valley rise imposing volcanic massifs, the largest of which is Mount Kenya (5199 m), one of the highest in Africa, and Kilimanjaro (5358 m) on the border with Tanzania. The plateau slopes down to the west, near Lake Victoria, and to the north, where the territory is occupied by a large desert plateau.

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