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Golf: Players in stiff battle to make cut

GOLF By Ochieng Oyugi | October 11th 2021
Robson Chinhoi winner of the second leg of the 2021/22 Safari tour golf series at Vet Lab Sports Club. Sept 6, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

The third leg of the 2021/2022 Safari Tour golf series teed off at par 72 Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort in Naivasha yesterday.

The competition which has attracted 57 players is expected to become stiff today as the golfers will up their game to make the dreaded cut for money bracket.

The event follows a Pro-Am tournament, a curtain-raiser played on  Saturday. No amateur is taking part in the third leg as opposed to Sigona and Vet Lab circuit legs.

Joining the field at the Great Rift are Isaac Wanyeche of Tanzania and Zambia’s Sydney Wemba.

Also drawn are the Ugandans Philip Kasozi, Deo Akope, Ainamani Abraham, Abbey Bagalana and Ronald Rugumayo who was the only Ugandan to make the cut at Vet Lab.

Leading the challenge for the top cash prize is Zimbabwe’s Robson Chinhoi who after tying fifth on two under par in Sigona, came back strongly at Vet Lab, to post a better score of five under par 283, to grab the top cash prize of Sh308,000 and 50 points towards the race to the 2022 Magical Kenya Open.

Chinhoi, probably the most experience player in the tour, won three events last season.

He is definitely the man to watch at the Great Rift Golf which is in its best condition at the moment with the greens holding well following the recent rains.

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