Indiza maintains first position in Muthaiga series
Mumias’ Dismas Indiza carded one over par 72 in the third round of the ongoing Safari Tour golf series eighth leg at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club course for a three-round total of four under par 209 which saw him maintain his position at the helm with a round to go.
His good second round where he had returned a score of six under par 71 cushioned him from the rest of his competition as seven other golfers played for one over par 72 in the third round with two others returning under par scores.
He started the round by missing a par at the par three-second hole, then birdied the fourth and sixth, but hit a bad approach shot at the ninth to drop his second shot of the day.
He, however, started the back nine well, rolling in a birdie putt at the 10th. He missed the greens at the 14th after a brilliant three-wood shot, then hit his second shot to the water at the 15th to pick up a double bogey.
He, however, pitched to about a foot from the pin at the 17th for an easy birdie, before three-putting the par five-18th for par after an impressive drive. He tops the list of 21 at four under par 209.
“I was going for either eagle or a birdie on the 18th, but I did not get the first putt well.
All in all, my game was not bad and I still have a great chance of winning tomorrow if I am able to play the way I played in the second round,” said Indiza who will be joined by Sigona’s Mohit Mediratta and Zambia’s Dayne Moore in the final round which gets underway at 8 am on Wednesday.
Mediratta shot two under par 69, his second in the tournament for a total of three under par 210.
He bogeyed the eighth after making birdies at the third and at the par five-seventh, while at the back nine, Mediratta who is chasing his first ever pro victory birdied the 12th and 15th, bogeyed the 16th after missing the green, then like Indiza, he also three-putted the 18th for par.
“I enjoyed my round despite the few shots I dropped. I still believe I have a good chance of winning here.
All I need is to try and enjoy the round tomorrow, as I am playing alongside good players.
I will play according to my plan and hope for a better round,” said Mediratta adding that the Muthaiga course at the moment is in excellent condition and can host any international event.
Zambian Moore on the other hand dropped two shots at the front nine with only one birdie at the fourth.
At the back nine, Moore hit a brilliant drive for a nine-iron approach shot, for an easy eagle, but soon after dropped a shot at the par three-11th, hit his driver to the left trees at the 18th, came out well but missed the greens, to drop a shot which left him with one over par 72 and a three rounds total of one under par 212.