Muthaiga Golf Club’s Greg Snow returned an excellent score of 2-under par 70, the best of the third round, to take the lead of the Safari Tour leg at the Thika Greens Golf Resort.
Snow, who started the round in 3rdplace, wasted no time in showing his intentions, shooting back to back birdies at the par-3 third and par par-5 fourth holes. He would follow these up with further birdies on the 13th and 18th, however a bogey in the 16th, saw him return a score of 2-under, a shot ahead of Joseph Karanja.
Speaking after the Round, Snow said he was pleased with his performance adding that he is fully focused on the final round.
“Overall, it was a good round and I am pleased with my performance, especially after the slow start in the first round, I picked it up yesterday and am now focusing on the last round to get the win.” He said.
Overnight leader Timothy Omuli dropped to second spot, after returning a score of 3-over par 75, after four bogeys; on the par-3 third, par-4 twelfth, par-5 thirteenth and par-4sixteenth, taking his overall tally to 1-under par 215, two shots behind Snow.
Long-hitting,Mumias- Sugar-based Dismas Indiza had a tumultuous day shooting 3-over par 75 to take his tournament total to 1-over par 217; leaving him tied for fourth alongside Nyali’s Njuguna Ngugi.
On the first nine, Indiza dropped shots at the Par-4 fifth, Par-3 sixth and the Par-4 ninth with a solo birdie on the Par-5 second taking his first nine total to 38. On the back nine, he held par from the 10th to the 15th holes before dropping a shot on thePar-4 16th and the Par-5 18th for a back nine total of 37. Today was the first time in the tournament that Indiza has failed to record level par or lower after 18 holes.
Meanwhile, Ugandan,Philip Kasozi, continued with his steady performance at the tournament to record level par after 18 holes, taking his tournament total, so far, to 2-overpar 218. He is currently sixth on the leader board, one ahead of Kenyanduo of Nelson Simwa and CJ Wangai; being the best performance by Kasozi in theSafari Tour after three rounds.
Only five players [GregSnow (-2), Simon Ngige(Level Par), Philip Kasozi (Level Par), Nelson Simwa(Level Par) and Joseph Karanja (-1)] managed to post level par or lower scores today; as a result of the grounds becoming firmer – following weekend rains and dry conditions that have followed – and general player fatigue among the players.
The final round tees off tomorrow at 9:00 AM with Ganeev Giddie and Frank Mitalo first off the tee. The leading group comprising of Simon Ngige, Tony Omuli and Greg Snow will be last off the tee at 10:10 AM.
Round three leader board
- 213 Greg Snow (Muthaiga)-72, 71, 70
- 215 Tony Omuli (Golf Park)-69, 71, 75
- 216 Simon Ngige (Nyali)- 72, 72, 72
- 217 Njuguna Ngugi (Nyali)-70, 74, 73
- 217 Dismas Indiza (Mumias)-70, 72, 75