Golfer Muyambo claims second leg of Safari tour
Zimbabwe golfer Nyasha Muyambo is the winner of the second leg of the Safari Tour Series held at the Par 72 Limuru Country Club after amassing 282 points with six-under-par score.
The 33-year-old Chapman Golf Club in Harare Pro golfer closed day four with an impressive 69 score having struggled on day two posting 75 points.
On day one, the debutant winner who took home 60 points and won Sh300,000 had a score of 71 on the board. It was a double joy for Team Zimbabwe who had golfer Visitor Mapwanya finish the leg placed second with a score of 287 of 48 points and one under par to win Sh200,000.
Speaking during the award ceremony, the soft-spoken Muyambo was elated with his overall play reserving special praise for his teammates Robson Chinhoi and Visitor Mapwanya.
‘‘There is always a first time for everything and today I am extremely happy with my performance, especially with the push by my teammates. My putting and pinpoints were great and thus helped my game.
“I want to thank the other players for a great show as well. My focus is on working hard to make the cut for the Kenya Open so I look forward to the Vipingo Series that is next on the line,” he said.
On the opening day, he scored 69 points but improved his performance to score 75 and 76 in the following days before closing out on 67 to emerge with a total of 287 points. Kenya’s top player was Mike Kisia of VetLab Club who finished on level par after a joint score of 288 with Chinhoi.
Kisia had an indifferent run during the four days with a score of 75 on day one and a day after, he posted 69 on the board. The former VetLab Open winner then had a score of 73 points on day three and eventually
71 points on the final day. His last nine holes on the last day were his recovery after starting badly on the greens.
Chinhoi who was fourth overall but tied on 288 points, had an unstable tournament after the first leg in the Uganda Open where he won last month with a score of 277 and 11 under par.
The 31-year-old who also calls Royal Harare Golf Club home, was sluggish after his outing in Limuru which saw him on a Par + 3 finish.
“Obviously it is disappointing but it is what it is. I did my best out there but somehow my putting was not that good. The course was tricky for me even though the previous days were solid,” Chinhoi said.