NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3 – After a short break, the Safari Tour Golf Series resumed today with the seventh round at the Thika Greens Golf Resort.
The tour has so far made successful stops across Kenya and Uganda; in the process producing five different winners, namely; Greg Snow, Madalitso Muthiya, Tonu Omuli, Jastas Madoya and Dismas Indiza.
The leg has attracted over 40 professional golfers drawn from the region, led by Johnnie Walker sponsored Dismas Indiza, who is the current series leader and comes to Thika Greens off back to back wins at the Lake Victoria Serena and Great Rift Valley Golf Resorts.
Indiza is on 290.6 ‘Road to the 2020 Magical Kenya Open’ points, will be in the good company of second placed Eric Ooko (232 points), Thika Golf Club’s Simon Ngige (214.6 points) and Greg Snow all set to feature at Thika Greens.
Other players set to take on the seventh leg of the Safari Tour include Rwanda’s Aloys Nsabimana who is currently in 27th spot on the series standings, Uganda’s Mwanja Becca and Malawi’s trio of Paul Chidale, Partridge Shycal and Symon Moses.
The tournament will be preceded by a PRO-AM event where amateurs will get a chance to play alongside the professionals, before the pros take on the course for a stake of the KES. 1 Million prize kitty and valuable ‘Road to the 2020 Magical Kenya Open points,’ over four rounds of Golf.
From the Thika Greens Golf Resort, action will immediately move to the Muthaiga Golf Club for the eighth leg, from the 11th to 15th of January. The Muthaiga leg was initially slated for 14th to the 18th of December, was postponed due to the rains experienced at the time.
The Safari tour is an initiative of the Kenya Open Golf Limited, aimed at preparing Kenyan pro golfers for the 2020 Magical Kenya Open, presented by ABSA.
Safari Tour Calendar 2019/20
Event 1 Nyali Golf and Country Club: 24th – 28th August 2019 (Winner: Greg Snow)
Event 2 Uganda Open:10th – 14th Sept 2019 (Winner: Madalitso Muthiya)
Event 3 Royal Nairobi Golf Club: 12th – 16th October 2019 (Winner: Tony Omuli)
Event 4 Entebbe Open (Entebbe Golf Club): 30th Oct – 2nd Nov 2019 (Winner: Jastas Madoya)
Event 5 Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort Open: 6th – 9th Nov 2019 (Winner: Dismas Indiza)
Event 6 Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort: 23rd – 27th Nov2019 (Winner: Dismas Indiza)
Event 7 Thika Greens: 4th – 8th January 2020
Event 8 Muthaiga Golf Club: 11th – 15th January 2020
Event 9 Sigona Golf Club: 25th – 29th January 2020
Event 10 Kitante Open (Uganda Golf Club): 12th – 15th February 2020
Event 11 Karen Country Club: 22nd -26th February 2020
2019 Magical Kenya Open, Karen Country Club, 12th – 15th March 2020.