Kenya Golf Guide

MAN OF THE MOMENT: David Odhiambo poses for a photo after today’s round at Muthaiga.


David Odhiambo of Nyanza dislodged first round winner Dismas Indiza on top of the leader board, to take the lead after the second round of this year’s Jamii Telecom PGK Masters tournament at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club today.

Odhiambo who trailed Indiza by two shots after the first round on Tuesday, bounced back yesterday and now enjoys a three shot lead ahead of his closest opponent, Vet Lab’s Brian Njoroge.

At yesterday’s round, the Nyanza resident professional started on a bright note with a birdie on the par four first hole, but dropped a shot on the par three second where he had a three putt.

He, however, recovered with back-to-back birdies on the par four third hole, par five hole four and par three fifth hole, before playing pars on the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth holes for a first nine score of 33.

In the second nine, Odhiambo was a bit cautious, picking pars in all the holes for a score of 35 to earn him an overall score of three under par 139 after the first two rounds.

“I believe I could have played better today. My putting let me down, for instance in the second hole I was on with a single shot, but putted three times,” said Odhiambo.

He added: “I have been working on my putting for the last two hours after I finished my round and I believe it will be better in the third round. I am not under any pressure and I will be keen to make sure that I put the ball on the fairway at all times.”

Njoroge who tied second after the first round, maintain his runner-up position after playing one over par 72 for a two round total of level par 142.

First day leader Indiza tumbled after managing three over on the second day of the competition and is now placed third on one over par 143, while Windsor’s Riz Charania who also doubles up as the Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) chairman, tied with Richard Ainley on three over par 145.

According to tournament director Elisha Kasuku, the cut yesterday was projected at 150, meaning that only 14 players out of the 37 professionals made the cut and will compete in the last two rounds of the competition. maillot de foot maillot de foot

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