NAIROBI, March 19 – Kenya’s Dismas Indiza finished on six under par as the Barclays Kenya Open entered the penultimate round at the Karen Country Club on Saturday.
The Mumias based player started off brilliantly by making an eagle on first and second holes and then birdied the third but then doubled bogeyed the sixth and bogeyed the ninth.
The second nine had less action as Indiza bogeyed the 11th hole to finish the day on one under behind leader Sebastian Soderberge of Sweden, who has a strong 13 under.
“I started off well on the first three holes but lost shots after. The heat was too much on the course but I hope to play good golf tomorrow,” the leading Kenyan golfer told Capital Sport.
Indiza dropped to 17th while overnight leader South African Jacques Blaauw had a bad day to fade fifth in the overall standing on eight under par.
Vet Lab’s Brian Njoroge finished on three under par, a massive ten shots behind the leader after collecting pars throughout the first nine and did not drop a shot.
The second nine started off when he dropped a shot on par four, 13th hole but finished strong by birding par five-15th and 18th holes to finish off on one under for the day.
However, there was some gloss for Englishman Tom Murray who sunk a hole-in-one shot at the Par-three hole 16 (195 yards) but failed to win the KSH 5.2 million Chevrolet Trailblazer vehicle which is up for grab for any player who sinks a hole-in-one on hole number seven.
Murray finished on four under par 68 to bring his tournament score to five-under par 211 and sit 16th in the standings.
Game one of the fourth round tees off at 07:30am at hole one with the last game teeing off at 11:50am.
Ngigi, Njoroge and Indiza tee off at 08:10am, 09:40am and 11:00am respectively.
The four-day European Challenge Tour tournament concludes on Sunday with President Uhuru Kenyatta expected to close the competition.