Greg Snow of Muthaiga Golf Club freezes opponents
Muthaiga Golf Club’s Greg Snow returned an impressive score of 4-under par, 67 in the last round of play, to claim his third Safari tour title of the season at his home club, with a 2-over par, 286 gross score.
The Johnnie Walker-sponsored professional came into the final round, four strokes behind the overnight leader, Jastas Madoya, made a slow start in the first nine hitting two birdies at the par-5 fourth and par-4 eighth, coupled with two bogeys at the par-3 second and par-3 fifth for a turning score of par, 36.
It was at the back nine that Snow started narrowing the gap, starting off with back-to-back birdies on the 10th and 11th, before hitting another two at the 14th and 18th, while managing to go through the other holes without dropping a shot to hand him his sixth overall Safari tour title.
Speaking after his round, Snow noted his confidence and form coming into the tournament as what had contributed to his win.
“I came into this leg fresh from the win at Thika Greens so I was in great form and was confident I could win here, even when I didn’t play so well, in the third round,” he said.
On his performance in the last round, Snow said: “I came in today knowing that I had to be at my best as the guys ahead of me would definitely play great golf.
I had my work cut out for me and I am glad that I could get the win. I will rest tomorrow, before I start training for the next leg in Sigona,” he added.
Snow finished three strokes ahead of the trio of Golf Park’s David Wakhu, Great Rift Valley’s Madoya and Thika’s Simon Ngige in second place on 5-over par, 289.
Wakhu and Ngige returned identical round scores of par, with Madoya returning a score of 2-over par, 73.
The trio finished one stroke ahead of current series leader Dismas Indiza in fifth on 6-over par, 290.
For his efforts Snow pocketed Sh105,000 with the trio in second place clinching Sh59,500 each. The Muthaiga leg saw a season high of eight amateur entries, three of them making the cut.