Muthaiga Golf Club pro Greg Snow beat Golf Park’s Eric Ooko and amateur Michael Karanga in a three-hole play-off to claim the win in the second tournament of the Savanna Golf Tour at the Limuru Country Club..
Snow fended off the challenge from Ooko and Karanga on the third play-off hole, holing a birdie to emerge the tournament’s winner.
Earlier, Snow had carded 37 on the first nine, courtesy of successive bogeys on the first and second holes and a birdie on the third.On the back nine he managed to hole birdies at the eleventh, thirteenth and sixteenth holes for a total of 33.
Greg Snow attributed his good performance to the condition of the course and the chances he managed to take
“I played really good today. I had the ball under control and struck it really nice after teeing.The course was in really good condition, and I took advantage of that. I played the play-off with two very good players, and I had to make a very good shot on the last hole to win.”
Second-placed Eric Ooko matched Snow’s scores in both the first and second nine, carding 37 and 33 points respectively for a total of 2-under par 70. He holed birdies on the first, third, tenth, eleventh, fourteenth, and eighteenth holes, but dropped shots on the first, sixth, thirteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth holes.
Ooko blamed his putting for failing to clinch the title.
“I had three putts today. I had a chance of winning this tournament. I shot so many birdies but looking at the bogeys that I had, they did not allow me to win it.”
The tournament attracted a total of 58 golfers including 12 amateurs who battled for the Ksh 500,000 prize money.
The Limuru leg of the Savannah Tour, which is jointly organized by Taufiq Balala and IMG Kenya, was supported by Magnate Ventures, courtesy of businessman Stanley Kinyanjui.