NAIROBI, March 18 – Kenyan Dismas Indiza is the leading Kenyan golfer after finishing on a strong five under par in day two of the ongoing Barclays Kenyan Open at the Karen Country Club on Friday.
Indiza was joined by compatriots Brian Njoroge and Simon Ngige in the cut while teenager golfer Mathew Wahome missed out after having a terrible second day to finish on two over par.
The long-hitting Indiza ended the day in eighthr place overall behind leader South African Jacques Blaauw, who posted an impressive six under par 66 on day two for a one shot lead over his compatriot Danie Van Tonder, who shot three under par 69.
He had a great start with birdies on holes two and three but bogeyed on the fourth before finishing on a high by birding the eighth and ninth holes.
The Mumias based player stayed par for the first six holes of the back nine before bogeying holes 16 and 17 then rounded up on a high with a birdie on the 18th hole for a score of two under par 70 and five under total.
“Putting was much better today as the weather was cooler compared to yesterday. I had the advantage of teeing off in the morning unlike yesterday where I got off my campaign under the afternoon hot conditions,” Indiza said.
Njoroge is the second best placed Kenyan on 36th place with two under par while Ngige comes in 49th after finishing on one under par to join Indiza as the local pros, who will be seeking to become the first Kenyans to win the European Challenge Tour.
Wahome, started poorly with two double bogeys on the first nine and though he found some consistency in the second nine, he bogeyed the final hole for a five over par 77 to miss the cut despite looking promising in the opening day.