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Nakuru Pro-Am tour down to the wire

Joint leader David Wakhu tees off on Day 2 of KCB Pro-Am in Nakuru. PHOTO/Courtesy
Joint leader David Wakhu tees off on Day 2 of KCB Pro-Am in Nakuru. PHOTO/Courtesy

NAKURU, August 14- The battle for top honours in the KCB Pro-Am golf tour is going down to the wire with three top contenders dead level at 6 under 213.

The long hitting Mumias Pro Dismas Indiza got back to the top after slumping on the second day carding a strong 3 under 70 to register the best score of the day.

Overnight leader David Wakhu shot a discomforting 3 over Par 76 to cling on the top position.

Indiza shot 2 birdies, 4 pars, and three bogeys for a total of 37 in the front nine. He followed this score with 5 birdies, 3 pars and one bogey to close the day with a strong 33 points in the back nine.

The thorn in the flesh of the Pro top dogs is the unwavering Windsor Golf Club resident Pro David Opati who is now at the frontline with a good view of the top owners. He shot an Okay one over par 74 to position himself for the win.

“I have been slow today due to the four ball that I was playing with it made the game slow and I could not concentrate, I dropped some shots in the first nine but tried to pull that back in the back nine but I hope to make up in the finals,” Wakhu said.

The big surprise might come from the underdog from Windsor David Opati who is proving a thorn on the flesh of experienced Pros like Indiza.

“The day was okay, I am swinging well just a bit of my driver I need to adjust so that I can get consistent. The course is in superb condition but the greens are very firm you need to be very careful when approaching them”, said Opati.

Nyanza golf Club Resident Pro shot a strategic 2 under par 75 to stay in contention for the top prize. Home boy Richard Ainley continued his quest to win a prize in this tournament. He shot level par to stay at minus five 224 going into the fourth day of the KCB Pro-Am Tour.

Scores day 2

David Wakhu- 69, 68, 76= 213 -6

Dismas Indiza- 69, 74, 70=213 – 6

Opati 73, 66, 74 =213 – 6

David Odhiambo- 72, 69, 75=216 -3

Ngige -75, 77,71=223 +6

Muthugia -71, 73, 80=224 -5

Ainley- 75, 76,73= 224 +5

Ooko- 72, 76,76=224 +5

Simwa 74, 69, 72=225 +6

Lorum – 78,74,73 – 225 +6

Rokoine- 79, 73,73 – 225 +6

M. Karanja 74, 73,78 =225 +6

C.J Wangai- 71, 77,78=226 +7

Anil Shah -75, 77,74= 226 +7

Giddie- 78, 74,74- 226 +7