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Kenya's Indiza, Nduva reign at Pam Golding Safari Tour

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 11th November 2019 09:58 AM

Indiza won the three-hole play-off on holes; 16, 17 and 18, by three strokes having played level on the par-4 hole 16 which Shah double-bogeyed before he birdied the par-5, No.17 where his opponent scored a bogey.

 Kenya's Indiza, Nduva reign at Pam Golding Safari Tour

Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa Golf Manager Thedor Van Rooyen (left) and the club captain Moses Matsiko (right) pose with the professionals' winner Dismas Indiza after the Pam Golding Safari Tour tournament at Serena, Nov 9 2019. PHOTOS: Michael Nsubuga

Indiza won the three-hole play-off on holes; 16, 17 and 18, by three strokes having played level on the par-4 hole 16 which Shah double-bogeyed before he birdied the par-5, No.17 where his opponent scored a bogey.

Kenyan golfers showed they were a class apart as the Pam Golding Safari Tour Open Tournament ended at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa on Saturday.

In the professionals' tournament that was also a Safari Tour event, Mumias Sugar Golf Club's Dismas Indiza emerged winner after he beat Sigona Golf Club's Sujan Shah in a play-off after both tied on 286 gross after the four rounds.

Indiza won the three-hole play-off on holes; 16, 17 and 18, by three strokes having played level on the par-4 hole 16 which Shah double-bogeyed before he birdied the par-5, No.17 where his opponent scored a bogey.

On the last hole, the two golfers fired their second shot over the island green and into the water for a penalty-stroke before they each putted for two to hand Indiza the victory.

 Peace Kabsweka who won the ladies Group A, the longest and nearest to the pin accolades picks one of her prizes from Serena's Theodor Van Rooyen

"This is a good win and the first on the tour for me. I want to top the tour and compete in the Kenya Open. I wasn't under any pressure because I play with these guys quite often and I beat them," Indiza who walked away with the biggest share (Sh5m) of sh37m said.

Despite losing the play-off, Shah was happy with his performance.

"I had never finished in the top five in all the tours I have competed in, so this is a good sign of good things to come," Shah said.

Ronald Rugumayo was Uganda's best in seventh position with Kenya's Alfred Nandwa and Zimbabwe's Robson Chinhoi. Philip Kasozi who leads the Safari Tour standings for the two slots for the non-Kenyans finished tenth.

Earlier in the amateurs' 54-hole contest another Kenyan Daniel Nduva had easily won with an overall eight-under, beating his fellow Kenyan and  national team player Mike Kisia to the top by 13 strokes.

 Samuel Kato picks Asaba's prizes from cba bank MD Anthony Ndegwa

"I always find this course in good condition. You can't complain here about the greens, they are cut to the speed I like; they are good and firm, the course conditions are very good and that allows me to play good golf here," Nduva a member of the Nyali Golf Club said.

Tooro Golf Club's Denis Asaba finished third while Mehta Golf Club's Godfrey Nsubuga finished fourth while Jinja Golf Club's Grace Kasango and Palm Valley Golf and Country Club's David Spencer tied in fifth.

Kishan Raghuary, Brian Rwabwogo and Dejan Stepanovic won the men's groups, A, B and C while Peace Kabasweka and H. Koshiba won the ladies' groups in the subsidiary event.

 Pam Golding Property (PGP) Manager Farah Bandali (left) presents a trophy and the professionals kitty cheque to Kenya's Dismas Indiza who won the professionals' event of the Palm Golding Safari Tour tournamemt played at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa

The tournament was co-sponsored by Uganda Breweries (Johnnie Walker), Regal Paints, Serena Hotels, Jubilee Insurance, Vivo Energy, Roofings, , Pepsi, Allied Planners, Mantrac and Transtel.

Top ten pros

Dismas Indiza (KEN) 68 70 77 71 286

Sujan Shah (KEN) 70 73 70 73 286

Mathew Wahome (KEN) 74 71 74 68 287

Edwin Mudanyi (KEN) 69 70 76 76 291

David Wakhu (KEN) 71 71 80 70 292

Erick Ooko (KEN) 72 73 72 75 292

Alfred Nandwa (KEN) 72 76 75 70 293

Ronald Rugumayo (UG) 72 73 74 74 293

Robson Chinhoi (ZIM) 73 73 73 74 293

Phillip Kasozi (UG) 74 73 76 72 295

Subsidiary results

Group A: Men

Kishan Raghuary 34pts c/b

Andrew Baguma 34c/b

Charles Mubiru 33

Group B

Brian Rwabwogo 36

Joseph Kimani 35c/b

Conrad Odere 35c/b

Group C

Dejan Stepanovic 38

Chiraj Kotecha 34

Robert Ejiku 33

Ladies Group A

Peace Kabasweka 30pts

Wendy Angudeyo 28

Irene Nakalembe 28c/b

Group B

H. Koshiba 34

Zawadi Safari 30

Maxi Byenkya 28

Longest drive

Twinemanzi Tumubweinee

Peace Kabasweka

Nearest to the pin

Peace Kabasweka

Carlos

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