Long hitter Dismas Indiza and Nelson Simwa tied on two under par 70 in the opening round of the 2020 Safari Tour third leg at the par 72 Vet Lab Sports Club today.
Simwa started with a birdie par four-10th, a birdie that triggered three more birdies at the 12th, 18th and at the start of the front nine, dropped two shots at the fifth and seventh holes for the day’s two under par, to tie with the senior pro Indiza.
Last year, Indiza lost the Vet Lab in a play off with Muthaiga’s Greg Snow who started this year’s “Road to Magical Kenya Open’’ campaign with a victory at Limuru though he later came third at Royal Nairobi during last week’s second leg.
Sigona’s John Wangai was two shots off the leaders in third place after levelling the course as Malawi’s Paul Chidale, Robson Chinhoi from Zimbabwe, Jacob Okello from Golf Park and Railway’s Samuel Njoroge tied for fourth on one over par 73 each.
Round one leader board;
1. Nelson Simwa (Vet Lab)- 70
1. Dismas Indiza (Mumias) 70
3. John Wangai (Sigona)- 72
4. Paul Chidale(Malawi) -73
4. Robson Chinhoi(Zim) -73
4. Jacob Okello (Muthaiga)- 73
4. Samuel Njoroge (Railways)- 73
8. Justus Madoya (Great Rift)-74
8. Hesbon Kutwa (Vet Lab)-74