Safari Tour series leader Dismas Indiza and Greg Snow will lead other top professional golfers at the 9th leg of 2020 Magical Kenya Open qualifiers this weekend at Sigona Golf club.
The event that tees off on 25th will run until 29th of January where a total of 10 golfers are set to qualify to the prestigious Magical Kenya Open.
Sigona leg will offer the professionals an opportunity to score valuable tour points with two legs left to play.
Indiza, leading the standings with 330.6 points is followed by Thika Golf Club’s Simon Ngige in second, Greg Snow, Erick Ooko, David Wakhu, Riz Charania, Kopan Timbe and Justas Madoya rounding up the top eight local PROs slots.
Nigeria’s Andrew Odoh Oche and Uganda’s Philip Kasozi currently occupy the two slots reserved for regional players in 13th and 14th place respectively.
Last year’s Safari tour winner Snow comes to Sigona as the odd on favourite to lift the title, after back-to-back wins at Thika Greens and Muthaiga.
Snow is expected to face stiff competition from the current series leader Indiza, who will be looking to get back to winning ways after faltering at Thika and Muthaiga.
Great Rift Valley’s Madoya who blew hot and cold at Muthaiga will be another player to watch out for, alongside Ngige and Golf Park’s David Wakhu. Royal Nairobi Golf club’s Ooko will also be out for a good performance, after failing to make the CUT during the Muthaiga leg.
At the same time, the Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) through its Johnnie Walker brand, has announced a sponsorship for the Hole-In-One prize at the Sigona and Karen legs of the Safari Tour; as well as the PRO-AM prizes for both events.
Action at the Sigona Golf club will tee off on the 25th with a Pro-Am event, where a projected field of 200 players are set to participate, before the professionals take center stage from the 26th to the 29th.
From Sigona, Safari tour action will move to the Uganda Golf Club for the Kitante Open, from the 12th – 15th of February, paving way for the last leg the Karen Country Club from the 22nd – 25th of February