Dinwiddie wins Kenya Open


NAIROBI, Kenya, March 28- A stunning round of 65, with three closing birdies, saw England's Robert Dinwiddie bag Sh3.4 million after winning his third Challenge Tour title in stylish fashion at The Kenya open.

The 27 year old, closed with a round of 65 to finish on 12 under par, three shots clear of runner up Julio Zepata of Argentina at the Muthaiga Golf Club.

Home favourite and round two leader Ali Kimani finished at position 24 on one under par.

"So far so good, I’m happy with what I have achieved and from here I can only improve," said Kimani.

Dinwiddie got off to a shaky start with an opening bogey, but soon calmed his nerves with three successive birdies from the third hole. The only blip on the back nine was a bogey at the 11th hole but he promptly replied with four birdies, the last of which came courtesy of a 40 feet putt on the final green.    

It feels fantastic to win again, because it’s been a while. I hadn’t expected to win by three shots, but it was only right at the end that I was able to pull away. I just trusted my swing, and fortunately it held together under pressure. I was still nervous – it wouldn’t be natural if I wasn’t – but I managed to keep the nerves in check. Maybe the fact that I’ve won before helped me, because I was able to draw on the experience and use it to my advantage. ," Dinwiddie said.

Overnight leader Oliver Fisher of England closed with a round of 71 to finish third on 8 under par.

Fisher got off to a sluggish start with a bogey at the third hole and, despite a birdie at the 11th, his round never really kicked into gear. A level par 71 meant he started and finished the day on eight under par, one shot clear of his compatriot Andrew Marshall, who closed with a round of 69.