• I am so grateful to my caddie Stephen Gachara and his boss Tom Fraser for their help during the week-Wakhu.
• I am so grateful to my caddie Stephen Gachara and his boss Tom Fraser for their help during the week
Pro golfer David Wakhu won the third leg of Safari Tour Season Four despite a poor final round at the par 71 Great Rift Valley Golf Resort in Naivasha.
The Golf Park man bogeyed six holes in the final round on and blamed it all to slow play by the teams that played ahead of the last group.
“I really wanted to wrap it up with an under par final round, but along the way, I started putting badly despite having started with a birdie on the first hole which ended up being the only birdie of the round. We had to wait in every hole and that really distracted my focus and concentration and my plan to post all-under-par rounds,” he said. Wakhu finished on level par in the opening nine after dropping a shot at the fifth hole.
But worse was to come at the back nine when he three putted the 11th hole. He waited for more than 10 minutes and that was followed by an out of bound approach eight iron shot which resulted in a bogey. He then three putted the par five‐17th and missed a birdie narrowly at the 18th for a five over par 76 and a four rounds total of over par 285.
“I am so grateful to my caddie Stephen Gachara and his boss Tom Fraser for their help during the week,” added Wakhu who won by three shots from Kenya Railway’s Samuel Njoroge.
The over par score, however, denied him extra cash usually given as under par scores bonus. All the same Wakhu took home Sh276, 667.
On the other hand, I am so grateful to my caddie Stephen Gachara and his boss Tom Fraser for their help during the week Youngster Mathew Wahome, whose club Nyali is hosting the fourth leg next week, shot one over par 72 for a total of 290. The only under par score of two under 69 was posted by Rwanda’s Aloys Nsabimana, which pushed him to ninth place on 293.
“ I am happy at least I was able to play well though it came a bit late, but I believe my game is definitely going to improve as we go along’’ said Nsabimana