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Ngige holds on to lead going into Safari Tour final round

By People Daily
Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
Simon Ngige follows his tee shot at Great Rift Valley Lodge yesterday. Photo/PD/COURTESY

Ericson Kiprono

Thika Golf Club’s Simon Ngige played a round of four-under par, 67, to open a six stroke lead at the summit of the Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort leader board, to take his overall score to four-under par, 209, heading into the final round of action.

Ngige shot six birdies and two bogeys, evenly distributed across the nines to take him six shots clear of Johnnie Walker-sponsored Dismas Indiza, who carded a round of 1-under par, 70, to take his gross score to 2-over par, 215, one ahead of Rwanda’s Alloys Nsabimana. The two started the round tied in fourth, alongside Railway Golf Club’s Alfred Nandwa.

Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) captain CJ Wangai, who started the round in second, dropped three places to fifth after returning a round score of four-over, 75, to take his overall tally to 5-over par 218. Nigeria’s Andrew Odoh who was tied with Wangai after round two, carded a round score of 6-over par, 77, to see him finish the round in seventh place.

Amateur Simon Njogu, currently leads the race to the Silver Salver, with a gross score of 4-over par, 217,in fourth position, 5 shots ahead of Daniel Nduva who has lifted the amateur title thrice this season of the Safari tour.