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Snow, Indiza on cusp of Open glory

GREG-SNOWNAIROBI, Kenya, March 8- Greg Snow and the impressive Dismas Indiza carry the hopes of a nation at the Barclays Kenya Open as they aim to produce the first home winner in the tournament’s long history after moving to within a shot and two shots off the lead on day three at Karen Country Club.

Spaniard Alvaro Velasco held on to the lead after posting level par on the day to maintain the advantage on top of the leader board with a total of 208 for the tournament, level with South Africa’s Jake Roos and compatriot Pedro Oriol.

But the sight of 23 year old Nairobi native Snow, who plays out of Muthaiga Golf Club – one of the traditional venues on this tournament’s roster – who carded 71 on Saturday which moved him to seven under par alongside five others, a single shot off the summit stirred expectations.

Compatriot Indiza, the long hitting Mumias based golfer, moved into contention after firing a storming four under 68 on the penultimate day to move to two shots off the lead at the congested summit of leader board to liven the Kenyan dream further.

There will undoubtedly be much excitement over Snow and Indiza’s hopes at a tournament which always attracts big crowds but may well see a spike in attendance on what will be a dramatic final day on Sunday.

While he has been in a similar position before in this tournament, Snow admitted that he has not always handled the pressure too well, but thinks those experiences will stand to him this weekend as he chases down Velasco’s lead.

“I didn’t deal with the pressure very well last year but this year I’m just going to try and block out everything and just enjoy it.

“At your home tournament they fans are all going to come out if you play well so it’s very encouraging.

“I played really good today, he continued. “I gave myself chances and I made a few more putts today. I had a couple of bogeys in there but I played really solid from tee to green,” Snow said.

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He added on Friday: “I held a few putts and the greens were quite receptive this morning. It was a bit easier today, especially on the greens because of the rain last night, they were a bit softer so I could go for some pins
that I didn’t go for in the first day.

“I think it’s going to firm up tomorrow and play like it did the first day. I had to take advantage of the better conditions today to try and get up the leader board so I’m delighted I did just that.”

Snow and Indiza were the only Kenyans to make the cut and their day with destiny in what could be the day when the duck is finally broken.

A nation waits.

-Additional material from europetour.com

DAY 3 LEADER BOARD

T1 VELASCO, Alvaro ESP 12:18 -8
T1 ROOS, Jake RSA 12:27 -8
T1 ORIOL, Pedro ESP 12:27 -8
T4 SNOW, Greg KEN 11:51 -7
T4 VAN TONDER, Danie RSA 12:00 -7
T4 JENSEN, Lasse DEN 12:00 -7
T4 BERNADET, Adrien FRA 12:09 -7
T4 HUTSBY, Sam ENG 12:09 -7
T4 BEKKER, Oliver RSA 12:18 -7
T10 HULDAHL, Jeppe DEN 11:42 -6

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