Disappointing day for Kenyan golfers at Magical Kenya Open tournament
It was a disappointing day for Kenyan golfers as only Njoroge Kibugu made it to Friday's session of the Magical Kenya Open on Thursday.
All eight pro golfers from Kenya and five other amateurs failed to make the cut as the number was sized down to 60.
Veteran Dismas Indiza who carried Kenyan hopes blamed a bad start for his elimination.
Indiza said, “I felt I played well but a couple of bogies and double bogies ruined everything afterward. My putting was also not as good and most of my tee-shots were going off."
In a day full of action, India's Shubhankar Sharma and Mawasiro Kawamura topped the leaderboard at the end of Round Two.
Sharma, the DP World Tour fifth-ranked player posted an impressive four Under par score of 67 on the board. In Round One he had posted a score of Under 10 with 65 on the board. The 25-year-old ended day two on a combined 132 points however, his four birdies and one eagle elevated him to an early contender for the top prize.
Sharma said, “I am really happy, whenever you finish with two birdies, you’re always happy. It was a good round for me today, it was quite a slow start for me starting on the back nine, not much was happening for me, but that eagle on the 18th really propelled me."
World number 44 Masahiro Kawamura of Japan finished on five Under par and a score total of 66 after Round Two of action.
The 28-year-old sank six birdies and had two bogies along the way to score 67 on the board and four under par. The Japanese have now combined 133 points after two rounds putting him in a good place for a shot at the title.
Scotsman Ewe Ferguson finished a four-under-par score on the board with a 66 on the board to finish the day in third.