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Zim pro Chinhoi wins Royal’s Safari Tour as Njoroge settles for 2nd

Njoroge jointly led the Royal Nairobi leg with Chinhoi on the penultimate day when both pros shot 3 under.

In Summary

•The Zim wrapped up his fourth round play with a scintillating 5 under par 67 and a gross total of 9 under par 297.

•Round Two leader Greg Snow settled for third spot after playing level par yesterday. He wrapped up his four-day with a gross total of 1 over par 288.

Greg Snow in a past Safari Tour Series action. He placed third at Royal Nairobi
Greg Snow in a past Safari Tour Series action. He placed third at Royal Nairobi
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Zimbabwean Robson Chinhoi displayed awesome skills at the par 72 Royal Nairobi Golf Club to emerge top in the second round of  Safari Tour Series.

The Zim wrapped up his fourth round play with a scintillating 5 under par 67 and a gross total of 9 under par 297.

He whitewashed his Kenyan adversaries with impressive scores of 71, 72, 69 and 67 and was the only player, who never shot an over par round. Kenya’s Samuel Njoroge came second with a level par 288.

Njoroge, who is playing in his second ever pro-event after his Safari Tour debut in Limuru last week, was let down by a round of 4 over yesterday. Njoroge jointly led the Royal Nairobi leg with Chinhoi on the penultimate day when both pros shot 3 under.

“The last round didn’t work out as planned. I came in the morning hoping to post lower scores but ended up with four over par 76.

Round Two leader Greg Snow settled for third spot after playing level par yesterday. He wrapped up his four-day with a gross total of 1 over par 288.

The Zimbabwean was all smiles after his stunning round four performance which earned him Sh150,000. Njoroge collected Sh70,0000 while Snow took home 56,000. The total prize fund for the leg was Sh1,000,000. Eric Ooko of Golf Park took position 4 with 2 over par 289.

In an interview, Chinhoi said: “After a slow start on Day One, I was able to attack effectively and made up for it in today’s (yesterday) round. It was great round of golf and I’m looking for more of this.”

Royal round featured foreign pros among them Ugandan Philip Kasozi, who missed the cut, Alloys Nsabimana from Rwanda (T12) and Malawian Paul Chidale (19th) with a score of 11 over par 299. Only two amateur made the cut. They were Adel Balala from Mombasa in T12 and Mutahi Kibugi in 20th spot. Abbey Bagalana from Uganda was placed 23 overall with 16 over par 304 gross.

It was another bad week for the 2019/2020 Safari Tour champion Dismas Indiza, who managed T15 with David Wakhu. Indiza shot an unfamiliar 9 over par 297.

Final leaderboard

 

Robnson Chinhoi (Zim) 71, 72, 69, 67 = 279

Samuel Njoroge 72, 71, 69, 76 = 288

Greg Snow 73, 69, 75, 72 = 289

Eric Ooko 72, 70, 75, 73 = 290

Simon Ngige 72, 75, 71, 74 = 292

Brian Njoroge 75, 76, 73, 69 = 293

Alfred Nandwa 73,77, 73, 70 = 293

Mohit Mediratta 74, 75, 74, 70= 293.