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Snow bounces back to take charge in Thika

Greg Snow in action at the Thika Greens. Photo/COURTESY

THIKA, Kenya, Jan 7 – Muthaiga Golf club’s Greg Snow bounced back to firmly take the lead in the seventh leg of the Safari Tour at Thika Greens Golf Resort on Tuesday.

Snow played a round of par to maintain his aggregate score at 4-under par, 212 and open a two-stroke lead heading into the last round of play on Wednesday.

Snow calmly went through his round as his fellow overnight leaders Nelson Mudanyi and Matthew Omondi fell by the wayside.

Muthaiga’s resident pro Mudanyi crumbled with a score of 9-over par, 81 to see him drop to T11 on the leaderboard as Vet lab’s Omondi returned a score of 7-over par, 79 to take him to T9.

Snow now sits two shots ahead of Thika Golf club’s Simon Ngige, who returned a score of 1-under par, 71 taking his gross score to 2-under par, 214.

Simon Ngige in action at the Thika Greens. Photo/COURTESY

Ngige sits two shots ahead of Royal Nairobi’s Eric Obura and Nigeria’s Andrew Odoh who are tied in third on a score of par, 216 while Ooko played a round of 1-over par, 73 with Odoh returning a score of 2-over par, 74 for the round.

The duo of Golf park’s David Wakhu and PGK captain CJ Wangai, shot round leading scores of 3-under par, 69, to take their gross scores to 1-over par, 217 and 3-over par, 219, respectively.

The last round of action is set to tee off Wednesday at 8am, with Snow the hot favourite to end his Safari Tour drought, albeit Ngige who is hot on his heels to give him a run for his money.

It promises to be a grand ending to the Thika Greens leg of the 2019/20 Safari tour, as the field jostles not only for the Ksh1 million prize kitty, but also the valuable ‘Road to the 2020 Magical Kenya Open’ points.

Safari Tour Calendar 2019/20

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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

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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.

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