Muthaiga Golf Club pro GregSnow carded an impressive 4-under par 68 to claim the third leg of the Savannah Tour golf tournament played at VetLab Sports Club on Tuesday.
This is the second win in a row for Snow who also won the second leg of the tournament played at Limuru Country Club last week.
On the first nine, Snow carded 34 thanks to birdies on the fourth, seventh, and ninth holes, having held pars on the first, second, fifth, sixth, and eighth holes, and a bogey on the third. He matched the score on the second nine courtesy of birdies on the tenth and fourteenth holes, and holding pars on the rest.
Commenting on his victory, Snow said;
“My ball-striking was really good today. I only made one mistake today on hole number three where my putting was not very good; I scored a bogey. The holes that I picked with my game plan worked and I took advantage of that today. The weather was perfect compared to last week; there was hardly any wind, and that was very good for most of us.”
For his exploits, Snow bagged Ksh100,000 of the prize money.
Meanwhile, home player Edwin Mudanyi, Daniel Nduva, and Isaiah Omwoyo were tied in the second position, each having carded 3-under par 69 at the 18-hole golf course. For their effort, the three players took home Ksh52,916 each of the prize money.
Mudanyi who won the inaugural Savannah Tour tournament at Muthaiga Golf Club played a flawless first nine, carding 34 courtesy of successive birdies on the seventh and ninth holes and pars on the rest of the holes. On the second nine, he scored a birdie on the sixteenth hole and held pars on the rest of the holes to return a total of 35.
“My shot game was good today, I chipped and putted the ball really well which gave me a little bit of advantage on the greens. The holes that let me down was Par 5s, which I believe I should have done better. I also think I need to work on my driver which is not very good at the moment,” said Nduva.
He faced stiff competition from Nyali Golf Club’s Daniel Nduva who matched his scores in both the first and second nine. In the first nine, Nduva returned a score of 34 courtesy of birdies on the fourth and eighth holes and pars on the rest. In the second nine, he scored a birdie on the fifteenth and held pars on the rest of the holes.
On his part, Isaiah Omwoyo was also impressive on the day, hitting 35 on the first nine, and 34 on the second to return a total of 3-under par 69. He scored a birdie on the first and seventh holes, but a bogey on the third hole would hold him back before recovering in the second nine where he hit birdies on the fourteenth, sixteenth, and eighteenth holes – having held pars in the rest of the holes.
The VetLab event attracted a total of 50 golfers who competed for the Ksh 500,000 prize money. The Vetlab leg of the Savannah Tour, was jointly organized by Taufiq Balala and IMG Kenya Ltd.