• At the 18th hole, Chinhoi and his team‐mates, Greg Snow and Tafara Mpofu were just 30 yards from the green on their tee shots, though Chinhoi went behind the tree next to the green.
• A total of 24 players had made the second-round cut to proceed to the last two rounds where the winner will take home Sh230,000 or more depending his under par scores.
Zimbabwe’s Robson Chinhoi grabbed a one-shot lead despite bogeying the last hole heading into Wednesday’s final round of the Safari Tour Season Four golf tournament at the par 72 Vet Lab Sports Club.
Chinhoi got off well, firing four birdies at the first, though he dropped a shot early at the back nine, one he quickly recovered over with a birdie at the par five‐14th and added one more at the 17th hole.
At the 18th hole, Chinhoi and his team‐mates, Greg Snow and Tafara Mpofu were just 30 yards from the green on their tee shots, though Chinhoi went behind the tree next to the green.
He failed to go over the tree and was forced to chip a low shot past the pin, missing the par, to drop his second shot of the day.
“I took off well and was set for a good round, save for the bogey at the short hole 11th and the 18th, where I just could think on how high the tree was. But all the same, I am very happy with my round. I believe I have an equally good chance to win tomorrow (Wednesday),” said Chinhoi.
Day two leader Snow, on the other hand, bogeyed two holes at the second and third but managed to recover with birdies at the fourth and ninth to level the front nine. He later played a bogey-free back nine for the day’s two under par, to tie with home pro Mike Kisia on two under par 214.
“The course, particularly, the greens were better, the pins were fairly good but I just didn’t start too well as I dropped two shots just at the beginning of the nine, but I was able to recover and I believe I have a good chance of going up on the leader‐board tomorrow,” said Snow, who missed the opening leg at the Sigona Golf Club last week.
It was a great day for the home player Kisia, who had started with two over par 74 in each of the first round as he fired a brilliant score of six under par 66 in the third round, to move the attacking position going into the final round where he will be in the flight of Chinhoi and Snow.
A total of 24 players had made the second-round cut to proceed to the last two rounds where the winner will take home Sh230,000 or more depending his under par scores.
Meanwhile, those who did not make cut are on their way to the Great Rift Valley Golf Resort to prepare for the third leg from Sunday.
Robson Chinhoi (Zim) 71, 74, 68= 213
Mike Kisia 74, 74, 66= 214
Greg Snow 74, 70, 70= 214
Simon Ngige 74, 72, 69= 215
Tafara Mpofu (Zim) 69, 76, 71= 216
Mohit Mediratta 78, 71, 68= 217
Edwin Muddanyi 78, 73, 70= 221