Snow freezes field to win Nyali’s Safari Tour Series

Thursday, August 29th, 2019 00:00 |
Muthaiga’s Greg Snow after winning the first leg of the 2019-20 Safari Tour at Nyali Golf & Country Club yesterday. Photo/PD/PHILIP KAMAKYA

Muthaiga’s Greg Snow, played a decent round of 73 on the final day of the Nyali Golf and Country Club leg of the Safari Tour Golf Series, to card an overall score of 3-over par 287, seeing him emerge winner of the first event of the 2019/20 calendar.

Snow, who got off to a shaky start at the tournament by carding a round of 74, held his nerve and found his groove through the rounds to claim top spot.

He started off the final round by carding a total of 38 on the first nine courtesy of dropped shots at the par-4, second, the par-3, sixth and the par-4, ninth with the only birdie coming at the par-5, fifth. 

On the back nine, he carded 35 having dropped shots at the par-3, 10th, the par-4, 14th and the par-4, 16th and having made a birdie at the par-5, 11th and an eagle-three at the 17th.

Speaking after the contest, Snow was delighted with the recovery work that he put into the second and third rounds which lifted his scores.

“I am happy with the win as it has been a very tough outing, not just for me, but for everyone who was involved over the last four days. I am particularly pleased with my performance over the last two rounds as they ensured I increased my chances of winning the event. Today’s round was challenging, but I am glad that I only went over by two shots which wasn’t a terrible outcome in the end,” he said.

He added: “Focus now shifts to the next Safari Tour event in Uganda, where I am hoping to challenge for top honours as well.”

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