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Uganda’s Akope takes early Nyali lead

Series leader Dismas Indiza lines up a putt during the last KCB Pro-Am Golf round. PHOTO/Courtesy

Series leader Dismas Indiza lines up a putt during the last KCB Pro-Am Golf round. PHOTO/Courtesy

MOMBASA, September 9- Ugandan Professional Golfer Deo Akope took the early lead with a 2-under par 69 as this year’s KCB Pro- Am Golf grand finale teed-off Wednesday at Mombasa’s Nyali Golf club.

The overnight leader shot an impressive 35 in the front nine, carding 3 birdies in hole 1,7, and 8 and sunk five pars and a bogey. In the back nine he scored 2 birdies, 6 pars and dropped a shot in hole number 18 for 34.

“The course is playing well and I am pleased to be back in Kenya playing my mates. I hope this will be the trend in the entire tournament then I can win over these guys here “said Akope

Nelson Mudanyi of Muthaiga Golf Club was second on 1 under 70 followed by Vet Lab’s Brian Njoroge on level Par in a tie with Windsor Golf club’s Rizwan Charania.

“The course is beautiful and in a great shape. Pin positions are alright according to me I hope to improve my score in the coming days since it is playing very well. I only have to ground my game and maintain some composure to play well in the next three days,” Mudanyi added.

Boniface Simwa from Eldoret with 3 over par 74 was fourth tied with long-hitting seasoned veteran and a bet for the crown Dismas Indiza of Mumias.

Indiza currently leads the series standing and is the defending champions of the PGK order of merit.

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