Kenya Golf Guide

HOT PURSUIT: Dismas Indiza reacts to a chip during the KCB Golf Tour leg in Nakuru, he is in hot pursuit of leader Simon Ngige.


Thika’s Simon Ngige continued to display brilliance on the third round of the KCB Corporate Banking Golf , when he rolled four birdies to stay at the top of the leaderboard with four under par 215  at Nakuru Golf Club.

The former Njoro Golf Club player, used his knowledge about the course to return home one under par 72 totriumph with an overall two shot lead.  Ngige said he was well acquainted with the tough course and this played to his advantage since he knew where to hit the balls. “ Am looking forward to winning this round of the tour since I missed to win in the KCB Kigali Rwanda Open.

Ngige dropped two shots onhole three and sixth but pared the rest with an exception of a birdie on hole nine to round up 1 over par 37 on the first nine. At the back nine, he only dropped one shot but sunk three birdies for two under par 35. Nakuru’s left hander Richard Ainley showed intent of winning the sixth round of the KCB Regional tournament after he earned two under par 71 for a collective total of three under par 217.

Ainley droppedthree shots but sunk five easy birdies to yield two under par 71. Youngster Greg Snow who won the recent fifth round of the KCB East African Golf Tour in Rwanda came in third after he hit one over par 74 for a cumulative total of two under par 218.

Tournaments favourite Dismas Indiza dropped five shots but hitan eagle on the ninth hole for level par 220 to jointly tie at fourth positionwith Ali Kimani and South African based Anil Shah. Sulivan Muthugia came atposition seven while Hesbon Kutwa and Nicholas Rokoine jointly tied at position eight.

The tournament enters its final round on Saturday with the remaining playersfighting for the Shs 500,000 prize fund where the winner will take home Sh110,000.

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