Bollo claims Goty victory at Windsor

The golfer returned only one under par in the second round.

Monday March 14 2016

Royal Nairobi Golf Club's Kenneth Bollo at a past tournament. He claimed his fourth straight Golfer of The Year title in three months at the weekend. PHOTO | FILE |

Royal Nairobi Golf Club's Kenneth Bollo at a past tournament. He claimed his fourth straight Golfer of The Year title in three months at the weekend. PHOTO | FILE |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

Royal Nairobi Golf Club’s Kenneth Bollo at the weekend claimed his fourth straight Golfer of The Year title in three months.

Bollo, one of the four players who will be seeking the amateur crown in this year’s Barclays Kenya Open set for Thursday, beat Limuru’s John Karichu by a single shot to clinch the 2016 Windsor Classic at the par 72 Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club.

However, the scores were poor probably because of the tough conditions of the course whose SSS (Standard Scratch Score ) and Competition Scratch Score (CSS) were 75 and 77 on Friday and 75 and 76 on Saturday.

ONE UNDER PAR

Only one under par (three under 69) was returned by Bollo in the second round.

“The wind was so strong hence made it so difficult to control any shot while the greens were also spongy,” ‘ said Bollo who started with an 81 in the first round before his 12 shots recovery in the afternoon round’s 69.

Scoring was difficult during Saturday’s third and final round where he shot six over par 78 for a total of 228.

“I have never seen the wind so strong like that at Windsor,’’ said Bollo, who said he would play a practice round at Karen then take a two-day break until the first round of the Open on Thursday.

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