Golf: Snow on course for fourth Safari title at Sigona Club

By Mose Sammy: Thursday, January 30th 2020 at 16:13 GMT +3 | Golf
Royal Nairobi Golf Club's professional Eric Ooko in action during the third round of Safari Tour ninth leg at Sigona Golf Club, January 28, 2020. [Mose Sammy, Standard]

Muthaiga Golf club's Greg Snow carded an impressive score of 4 under par, 68 in round three, to remain on course for a fourth Safari tour title, at the Sigona Golf club, with a score of 6-under par, 210 going into the final round of play.

Greg's round score was even more impressive considering the fact that he hit a triple bogey at the par 5, fourth. Up until this point, he had hit two birdies at the first and third and a bogey at the second, a further two birdies and a bogey in the next five holes saw him turn with a 1 over par 37 score.

A dropped shot at the par 5, tenth was the only blemish in a stellar back nine run that included four birdies and an eagle three on the par 5, 15th, earning him that 6 under par score.

Snow said he expects a good show in the final round. “It was a weird round for me. I played well in some holes making eight along the way after I lost a ball on a par five.

“I had a good turn around through the back nine from where I shot 5 under. I knew I had to get it back to level. I am pleased with the way I bounced back. For the final round, all I need to do was to stick to my game plan and execute it, he said.

Snow now holds a four stroke advantage over second placed Robson Chinhoi of Zimbabwe, who is on a gross score of 2 under par, 214 after returning a score of 1 under par 71 for the round. Chinhoi hit birdies at the third, fourth and 17 while dropping shots at the first and 14.

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Royal Nairobi Golf Club's Erick Ooko moved into third place after returning a 2 under par score for the round which took him to within one stroke of Robson on 1 under par, 215. Thika Golf Club's Simon Ngige is in fourth on 2 over par, 218, two strokes ahead of the trio of CJ Wangai, Sujan Shah and Dismas Indiza who are on 4-over par, 220.

Attention now shifts to the last round of action.

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