Zimbabwe’s Robson Chinhoi wins again on Kenya-based Safari Tour

Zimbabwe’s Robson Chinhoi poses with the titles after winning the the sixth leg of the 2021/2022 Safari Tour series at the par 72 Limuru Country Club course on January 26, 2022.

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.


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