Rising Zimbabwean golfer Robson Chinhoi continues to underline his growing status as the leading golfer on the Kenya-based Safari Tour after rallying from a shot back to win the sixth leg of the 2021/22 Safari Tour series at Limuru Country Club on the outskirts of Nairobi.
East Africa is his favourite hunting ground for Chinhoi, clinching several titles including the Uganda Open this season.
Starting the day in third place behind the third-round leaders Justus Madoya and Ooko, Chinhoi produced a round of two under par 70, despite having bogeyed two holes in the final round, a score which saw him clinch the title with an aggregate of two under par 286.
“This is not the kind of sores I had anticipated, but all the same, I am happy to have emerged the winner against very good players Madoya and Ooko,” said Chinhoi, who had bogeyed the second hole and at the 15th in the back nine with birdies coming on the third, seventh, 12th and 18th holes.
“I am looking forward to the remaining two events at Karen and Muthaiga where I hope to return better scores as we gear towards the Magical Kenya Open,” added Chinhoi, who leads the regional players in the “Road to Magical Kenya Open’’ with a total of 104 points.
Besides the trophy, Chinhoi picked up a 319,091 Kenyan Shillings (US$ 2,810.14) winner’s cheque. The remaining two rounds of the Tour will be held Karen and Muthaiga Golf Clubs next month.
The final leader board;
Robson Chinhoi (Zim) 76. 71, 69, 70=286
Erick Ooko 70, 72, 72 76= 290
Samuel Njoroge 70, 75, 72, 75= 292
Justus Madoya 71, 72, 71, 79= 293
Simon Ngige 76, 73, 72, 73= 294
Mike Kisia 77, 68, 74, 75= 294
David Wakhu 76, 76, 75, 68= 295
Njoroge Kibugu(AM) 75, 77, 70, 74= 296
Dismas Indiza 78, 71, 7374= 296.