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Mohit Mediratta (right) with Dismas Indiza at Muthaiga Golf Club today.


Sigona Golf Club’s Mohit Mediratta today beat the long hitting Dismas Indiza by one hole in a three-hole play-off, to claim the eighth leg of the 2020/2021 Safari Tour golf series at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club course.

And as Mediratta himself said, it was a huge relief for him, winning his first tournament in his three and year pro career, but very interesting also winning in a dramatic finish.

The two players had tied on three under par 281 at the end of regulation play with Mediratta having shot level par 71 while Indiza who had started the day ahead of Mediratta and Zambia’s Dayne Moore, posting one over par 72, to also wind up with 281.

During the play off which started at the par three-13th, Mediratta spinned the ball back to about four feet from the pin, for an easy birdie while Indiza who was on the top right of the short rough, pitched closely though missed the birdie, to settle for a par.

Whilst Mediratta played safe at the par four-17th, Indiza drove to the water next the green though he chipped well, for a well deserved par to share the hole with Mediratta who also parred

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Mohit Mediratta at the 18th hole, Muthaiga Golf Club.

It was at the par five-18th where Indiza who missed the green on two, chipped on but missed the birdie which would have squared the hole with Mediratta who also missed his birdie for a par which is all he needed to win the tournament.

I am extremely delighted winning my first tournament though I must my putter was very cold today as I only my first birdie in the play off though the eagle at the 18th kind of assured me and gave me the confidence that I was going to win the tournament’’ said Mediratta who had bogeyed the eighth and 12th, then hit his driver to the left trees where he however hit solid low seven iron and sank the putt for his eagle.

I am looking for a back to back win at Karen next week which will definitely put me into the Magical Kenya Open next month’’ added Mediratta who The

On the other hand, took home Sh100,000 plus Sh30,000 he won in the Pro-Am. Though he did not win at Muthaiga, Indiza said he was happy with his performance during the week. It was however the first nine where he appeared to have lost the tournament as he picked up four bogeys at the first, fifth, seventh at the ninth with only one birdie at the fourth. He however fired in an eagle at the 10th and birdied the last hole though with a bogey at the 12th hole. Meanwhile Zimbabwe’s Robson Chinhoi fired

five under par 65 to move to finish in third place on two under par 282, just a shot better than Zambia’s Dayne Moore who carded level par 71 for one under par 283.

He made a total of six birdies against one bogey, to take the third cash prize of Sh80,000 and 45 points towards the “Road to Karen”. The action now shift to Karen Country Club for the final leg of the series which will determine the top 12 kenyans and the three visiting players making a total of 15 players into the Kenya Open.


The final leader board:

  1. Mohit Mediratta 281 (69, 72, 69, 71)
  2. Dismas Indiza 281 (72, 65, 72, 72)
  3. Robson Chinhoi (Zim) 282 (73, 67, 76, 66)
  4. Dayne Moore(Zam) 283 (70, 70, 72, 71)
  5. Simon Ngige 286 (72, 70, 72, 72)
  6. Greg Snow 287 (74, 69, 75, 69)

             Tony Omuli 287 (74, 67, 72, 74)

      8. Nyasha Muyambo(Zim) 288 (75, 71, 68, 74)

         John Wangai 288 (71, 70, 73, 74)

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