Kenya Open qualifiers shift to Royal Nairobi

Sunday February 18 2018

Greg Snow of Muthaiga Golf Club follows the progress of his tee shot at the third Kenya Open qualifier at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club on February 14, 2018. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

Greg Snow follows the progress of his tee shot at the third Kenya Open qualifier at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club on February 14, 2018. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By LARRY NGALA
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Action in the six-event Kenya Open qualifying golf series shifts to the par 72 Royal Nairobi Golf Club course Monday morning for the fourth leg.

Teeing off for the first round of the Royal leg gets under way with a field of 34 players including two amateurs Victor Joseph of Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club in Tanzania and Royal’s Dennis Saikwa.

The entry does not however include the winner of the third leg at Muthaiga, Greg Snow as well as Windsor’s Riz Charania, and Simon Ngige of Thika Sports Club among others.

This is because these events have not attracted sponsorship hence some of the players, particularly those exempted to play, do not see the need to participate though they need practise to sharpen up for the Open at Muthaiga from March 22 to 25.

INDIZA MAN TO BEAT

Leading the challenge at Royal will be the long hitting Dismas Indiza who finished second at Muthaiga.

Other players to watch are Royal based pros Charan Thethy, Erick Ooko, Kenneth Bollo and Anil Shah. Also, look out for Jacob Okello, Tony Omulli, Nicholas Rokoine, Justus Madoya, Nelson Mudanyi, and David Wakhu.

Round five will take place at Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club from February 26 while the Jamii PGK Masters is scheduled for March 13 at Sigona. The professional Golfers of Kenya is seeking to have 18 qualifiers who will join exempted Dismas Indiza, Riz Charania, Simon Ngige and South Africa based Stefen Andersern.