Kenya Golf Guide

Dismas Indiza (L) receives a prize from Mumias Sugar’s head of Communication and Marketing Pamela Luta at a past tournament.


There is an old adage that the best is normally saved for the last and true to the words; Dismas Indiza had to wait for the final hole to produce a cameo performance and take an overnight lead at this year’s Jamii Telecom PGK Masters.

The Mumias resident professional sunk an albatross at the par five 18th hole to end the first round of the competition on two under par 69 on a sunny day at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club.

Initially he had mixed fortunes in his round before approaching the magic and was destined for a poor round until the late turn around. He picked a birdie on the par five hole four, but dropped a shot on the next hole, a par three fifth hole and had another bogey on the par four eighth hole for a first nine score of 37.

In the second nine, the hard hitting player started brightly with a birdie on the par five 10th hole, picked another shot on the par three 13th, before dropping a shot on the par three 16, then finished in-style with an eagle on the 18th hole.

He, however, carries a single shot lead, with Nyali’s Kopan Timbe, Vet Lab’s Brian Njoroge and Windsor’s Riz Charania who is also the Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) chairman, all breathing on his neck, making today’s round a must watch.

Charania in his round picked three birdies in the first nine and had mixed fortunes in the second nine where he had two birdies and two bogeys.

Njoroge on the other hand, had a single birdie and a single on the front nine, then picked three back-to-back birdies in the second nine on holes 10, 11 and 12.

According to Elisha Kasuku, the tournament’s director, the cut will be made after today’s round and only the top 15 players out of the field of 37, will play in the last two rounds. The players who make the cut will also enter the money bracket.

Local professional are currently using the 72-hole competition to fine tune their golf before Barclays Kenya Open tees off next week at the Karen Golf and Country Club. nike air max soldes nike air max soldes

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