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Dismas Indiza triumphs final leg of Safari Golf tour

Dismas Indiza is the overall winner of the sixth and final leg of the 2023/2024 Safari Golf Tour Series held at the par-72 Karen Country Club, Nairobi on February 8, 2024.

Indiza finished 18 under par with rounds of 68, 66, 69 and 67 for a four-day total of 270. The Kakamega-based pro took home the top prize of KSh150,000 and effectively earned a spot in this year’s Magical Kenya Open to be held later this month.

Finishing in second place was Uganda pro-Ronald Rugumayo, whose 12 under par included rounds of 68, 63, 70 and 75 for a total of 276 and a prize money of Ksh100,000. Meanwhile, Greg Snow’s 11 under par was good enough for third place. Snow carded 73, 69, 69 and 66 for a 277 total and Ksh80,000 prize money.

Muthaiga-based Mutahi Kibugu finished fourth on a total of 5 under par 283 while Kenya Railway Golf Club’s Samuel Njoroge was fifth on a total of 2 under par 286.

Commenting on the success of the six-leg Tour, SBM Bank Kenya Head of Marketing and Communication, Magdalene Mulandi said: “SBM Bank Kenya is proud to be associated with the final leg of the Safari Golf Tour Series as the title sponsor. Our partnership underscores our commitment to supporting the growth of sports in Kenya and East Africa as a whole,” She remarked.

“The Tour has provided a valuable platform for professionals to hone their skills against top competition while also creating visibility and exposure for rising talent. We have seen the field get stronger with every leg, and the competitiveness and quality of play has been superb.”

Magdalene further lauded the winners of the tournament stating: “We congratulate all the golfers who participated and made it a success. We now look forward to an exciting Magical Kenya Open championship where the region’s best will test their mettle against some of the world’s top talent.”

The 2023/2024 Safari Tour comprised six legs held at different golf clubs across Kenya and Uganda over the past four months. The tour teed off at the Uganda Open in October last year followed by legs at the Vetlab Sports Club, Sigona Golf Club, Limuru Country Club, Muthaiga Golf Club, before concluding at the Karen Country Club this week.

Over 23 players drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria took part in the annual tournament. The top eight professionals on the final Safari Tour Order of Merit have secured spots at the DP World Tour-sanctioned Magical Kenya Open to be held from February 22-25 at the Muthaiga Golf Club, Nairobi. They include Dismas Indiza on 294.5 points, Samuel Njoroge (251), Greg Snow (234.3), Daniel Nduva (172), Njoroge Kibugu (160.5), Zimbabwe’s Visitor Mapwanya (154), Mike Kisia (153.8) and Mohit Medidata (153).

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