Snow wins 7th leg of Safari Tour in Thika

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Greg Snow poses with his trophy after winning the seventh leg of the Safari Tour at Thika Greens Golf Resort on January 8, 2020.

Muthaiga Golf Club’s Greg Snow on Wednesday beat Thika Sports Club’s Simon Ngige by three shots to claim the seventh leg title of the Safari Tour at the Thika Greens Golf Resort’s par 72 course.

Snow, who did not drop from the top of the leader board from Day One, shot under par par 71 in the closing round, for a grand total of five under par 283.

The victory was his second in the Magical Kenya and Absa Group sponsored series, having won the first leg at Nyali Golf and Country Club Mombasa last year.

He started the final round well, picking up an early birdie at the second hole, before rolling in an eagle two at the par four-fifth. Incidentally, that was his second eagle on the fifth where he has also picked up two birdies during the week. Though he later dropped shots at the eighth, 10th and 12th, a birdie finish at the 18th was good enough to give him the title.

Ngige on the other hand birdied the sixth and eight at the front nine though he threw away his chances of catching up with Snow, after dropping two back-to-back shots at the 12th and 13th for a level par 72 that could only put him in second place with a total of two under par 286.

And despite having made a slow start with two successive 74 in the first and second rounds, Golf Park’s David Wakhu fired three under in day three and level par 72 to eventually finish third overall with one over par 289. En-route to levelling the course, Wakhu birdied the second, 12th and 18th but against an equally number of bogeys over the seventh, 11th, and 16th.

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