Trio shares lead ahead of Safari Tour Series final round

Edwin Mudanyi, Eric Ooko and David Wakhu are tied atop the leaderboard at 2-under par 214 ahead of Wednesday’s final round of the 2020 Safari Tour Series at the par 72 Sigona Golf Club course.

Wakhu made a double bogey at the par five-ninth after blocking his tee shot followed by three putts and another bogey at the par three-11th for one under par 71, closing the day level with Golf Park teammate Ooko and Day 2 leader Mudanyi.

“I think I really need to get a proper strategy of getting out of the tee box because I struggled in a few holes,” Wakhu said.

Mudanyi played a bogey-free front nine that included two birdies at the fourth and sixth, though the back nine was not that impressive as he made bogeys at the 13th, 16th and 18th with only a two at the 14th.

“I started well but made a number of bad putts at the back nine that would have given me a fine low score for the day but I will try to keep cool and make as many birdies.

“A five under would be most welcome. Every player wants to go into a final round on the lead or a short behind, its going to be fan,” Mudanyi said.

Ooko putted par three 11th and dropped a shot on the other short hole (three) after hitting the edge of the green where the ball rolled out.

Brian Njoroge, Zimbabwe’s Robson Chinhoi and senior pro Dismas Indiza tied on one over par 217.

For the three amateurs, Nyali’s Adel Balala stayed on course despite a three over par 75 to tie for 14th place on six over par 222 while Naomi Wafula posted eight over par though she remained ahead of former amateur match-play champion Paul Muchangi of Limuru.

Safari Tour is the official Road to Magical Kenya Open where Kenya has a quota of eight players with two more coming form the region.

The series has so far been to Limuru, Vet Lab ,Royal Nairobi Golf Club and Sigona,. Kenya Open Golf Limited are expected to release the remaining rounds of the calendar soon.