Kenya Golf Guide

Dismas Indiza with the trophy today


Long hitting Dismas Indiza from Mumias Golf Club, beat Zimbabwe’s Robson Chinhoi by two shots, to claim the third leg of the 2020 Safari Tour golf series at the par 72 Vet Lab Sports Club course today.

Indiza who started the day with a five shots lead, carded one over par 73, his second similar score in two days, for an all rounds total of four under par 284, to take home the first cash prize of Sh150,000. He blamed his second shots for his lower aggregate, as well as the tough pin positions on the otherwise well nurtured greens.

I missed a number of greens because of my second shots, I think because I was a bit tensed, but all the same I am happy beating such a strong field of young and tough professionals’’ said Indiza who got off well, picking up a birdie at the first hole but missed the greens on the third, fifth and sixth and three putted the 17th at the back nine.

After making my birdie at the first hole I realised the others were making a mistake after another and this kind of gave me the strength to hold onto my lead’’ added Indiza who said his win has given him the confidence to try and play well at Sigona and in Uganda where he said he was going for nothing shot of a win.

I stared the season badly I think because of having stayed for some times without competition, but now my game is fine’’.

Zimbabwean Chinhoi who won the second leg at Royal Nairobi last week also blamed the pin positions for not playing better than Royal, saying the greens are basically hilly and so when the pins are put on sloppy areas where the ball can stop, it becomes very difficult for one to score well.

I had very good chance of winning the event if I did not miss many birdie chances, though I lost the tournament at the par three- sixth hole where I made three putts from a position I should not have missed. We come here not just to make money but also enjoy the game but when you put the pins in some crazy places, it real makes the situation rather difficult’’ said Chinhoi who birdied the fourth after dropping a shot at the third hole. He then birdied the 13th and 15th to finish the back nine on two under par and the day’s one under 71 which gave him a total of two under par 286 and a cheque of Sh70,000 having won Sh150,000 at Royal where he won the second leg with an impressive nine under par.

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