Kenya Golf Guide

Railway’s Njuguna Ngugi in action during the second leg of the Tour at Royal Club in August. He is currently on top of the leader board at Nyali.


Railway Golf Club’s Njuguna Ngugi produced day two’s best round, a four under par 67 to move to the top of the leader board where he was joined by defending champion Brian Njoroge as the 2014 KCB Golf Tour entered its half way stage at the par 71 Nyali Golf and Country Club course yesterday.

Ngugi said he played well because of hit the ball at the right place throughout the round. “Save for a few holes where i made bad putts my game generally was solid, hit the ball where i wanted it to be” said Ngugi who birdied the first, second, sixth and ninth, and at the 10th and 17th at the back nine with only two bogeys at the 16th and 18th for a two rounds total of level par 142. Defending champion Njoroge hit a poor driver at the par four-eighth, he punched the ball out but made two putts. before then Njoroge had dropped a shot at the par three-sixth after hitting his tee shot the right bunker. But made four birdies elsewhere for one over par 72 to tie at the top with Njuguna on 142. Finishing the second round just two shots adrift was Dismas Indiza who shot two over par 73 for 144. He was joined by Riz Charania and Muthaiga’s Nicholas Rokoine. Indiza said he did everything else but putting during the second round. “I did not putt well despite the greens being so good, and that again coasted me a low score today” said Indiza who birdied only the 11th and dropped shots at the first, Charania also shot two over par 73, a round that included  three birdies and five bogeys to also wind up the day on 144. Overnight leader Stefan Andersen dropped to fifth place after a poor 78 in the second round for 145, tying with David Odhiambo(72), Sigona’s John Wangai who made one under 70 and local pro Kopan Timbe who fired one under par 70. Uganda Open champion Deo Akope shot 73 for 147 to lead two other Ugandans Vincent Byamukama and Dennis Anguyo in to the final two rounds of the three million shillings event. Also making it to the money list was senior pro Elisha Kasuku who shot 77 for 153, as well as one of the top junior amateurs Agil Is-haq of Nyali who shot 788 for 154. The surviving 30 players will be off at 8.30am for today’s third round.

The leader board after Round Two:

142 Brian Njoroge 70, 72

142 Njuguna Ngugi 75, 67

144 Dismas Indiza 71, 73

144 Riz Charania 71, 73

144 Nicholas Rokoine 73, 71

145 David Odhiambo 73, 72

145 Stefan Andersen 67, 78

145 John Wangai 75, 70

145 Kopan Timbe 75, 70

147 Deo Akope(Ug) 74, 73

148 Mathew Omondi 75 73 nike air max 1 nike air max 1

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