Madoya regains lead at Muthaiga

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Justus Madoya follows the flight of his tee from hole 10 during the opening round of the Safari Tour eighth leg at Muthaiga Golf club on January 12,2020.

The Great Rift Valley Golf Resort’s Justus Madoya regained his lead going into Wednesday’s final round of the Safari Tour eighth leg at the wet and tough playing Muthaiga Golf Club course.

Madoya on Tuesday managed to recapture his lead after firing a solid three under par 68, which gave him a three rounds total of three over par 216, having posted 77 on Monday’s second round.

“The course was wet, but that was not a problem for me as I was able to carry the ball as at home we are used to carry the ball since they do nun that match there. My take off from the tee was as usual fine,” said Madoya, who said his target to is to win the tournament with at least three under par total, meaning he would like to play something like six under in Wednesday’s closing round.

He dropped an early shot at the par three second hole, but managed to cancel that with two successive birdies at the fourth and fifth. He dropped his second shot at the 12th having birdied the 10th.

He picked his fourth birdie at the 14th then closed the round with a birdie four at the 18th, to lead by two shots from Golf Park’s David Wakhu, who had the day’s best round of four under par 67 for 218 to tie for the second place with Thika based Njoro Country Club pro Simon Ngige, who fired level par 71.

Wakhu, who said the course was playing long because of the rains, birdied the first, third, fourth and ninth at the front nine, where he also dropped a shot at the seventh, which he however recovered at the 15th.

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