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Bagalana targets top-ten finish as Royal Nairobi leg of the Safari Tour ends

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 15th October 2020 04:41 AM

Instead of improving further up the leaderboard, Bagalana who shot a third-round four-under 76, returned six-over 78 on Wednesday, still targets a top-ten finish.

Bagalana targets top-ten finish as Royal Nairobi leg of the Safari Tour ends

Bagalana is targeting a top ten finish. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

Instead of improving further up the leaderboard, Bagalana who shot a third-round four-under 76, returned six-over 78 on Wednesday, still targets a top-ten finish.

Professional Ugandan golfer Abbey Bagalana failed to uplift his game in the third round as the second leg of the Safari Tour raged on at the Royal Nairobi Golf Course on Wednesday.

Instead of improving further up the leaderboard, Bagalana who shot a third-round four-under 76, returned six-over 78 on Wednesday, still targets a top-ten finish.

"I did not play well today; I was struggling and missing the greens inside 90 yards," Bagalana who is playing at Royal Nairobi for the first time said.

Asked about his prospects in this season's tour Bagalana said making the cut for the first time in Nairobi has inspired him to ensure he continues like that in the rest of the competitions on tour.

"First things first; I want to finish in top 10 here then target making all cuts in the rest of the tournament's that are coming up. The only set back is we were affected by covid-19 and spent three and a half months without playing.

"But I have already made the cut so I'm going to try to go for it and see if I can finish in the top ten; I'll try to go a little bit lower to 6-under if possible," Bagalana stated.

Kenya's Samuel Njoroge and Zimbabwe's Robinson Chinhoi are tied in first place going into the last round on Thursday.

Day-two leader Greg Snow slipped to third after returning three-over 75 and is also tied with Erick Ooko, and amateur player Mutahi Kibugu on 217-gross each. John Wangai is second, a stroke better on 216 gross.

The Royal Nairobi leg is the second in a series of tournaments that will constitute the 2020/21 Safari Tour.

Top ten pros & amateurs after the third round

Samuel Njoroge 72 71 69 212

Robson Chinhoi 71 72 69 212

C. J. Wangai69 75 72 216

MutahiKibugu (AM) 72 71 74 217

Greg Snow 73 69 75 217

Ooko Erick Obura 72 70 75 217

Simon Ngige72 75 71 218

KopanTimbe70 75 75 220

Alloys Nsabimana 71 77 74 222

Adel Balala (AM) 74 73 75 222

DismasIndiza76 75 72 223

Jacob Okello78 72 73 223

Alfred Nandwa73 77 73 223

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