Greg Snow wins the KCB Muthaiga golf tour

Greg Snow wins the KCB Muthaiga golf tour

Greg Snow wins the KCB Muthaiga golf tour

Muthaiga’s Greg Snow produced a stunning performance to win the second leg of the KCB East African Golf Tour after firing one under at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club on Saturday.

Snow led all the way in the four-day event after hitting 69 in the first two days before finishing four under par 67 on the third day.

In the first nine, he was all par besides hitting a bogey on the second, third, seventh and eighth holes while in the second nine, he hit a birdie on the 10 th hole and double eagle on the 13th and 16th holes respective to walk home with Kshs 198,000.

Snow beat John Kagiri who emerged second firing two under par while the Mumias pro Dismas Indiza was third having scored a total of 280 and 282 shots. They walked home with kshs.145,000 and Kshs 109,000 respectively.

Thika pro Simon Ngige who won the first leg of the KCB East African Golf Tour at the Thika Golf Club last month and the champion of the KCB East African Golf Tour 2010 emerged ninth overall.

The golfers were drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda and were competing for the Kshs 1 million prize money in the tournament dubbed KCB Advantage Banking Challenge.

Others who emerged in the top 10 were Nicholas Rokoine (283) David Wakhu (288), David Odhiambo (289), Ali Kimani (290), H. Thethy (290), Simon Ngige (291), Richard Ainley (291).

This year, KCB has given a sponsorship deal of Kshs 8.7 million for the East African Golf Tour 2011 Series which will include a bonus for the best placed professionals in the KCB order of Merit.

The bank has sponsored the tour for the last four seasons, first as the KCB Pro-Am Tour in Kenya and last year as a regional tour.

“We had an excellent tournament with exceptional entries which made it very competitive and of high standard. We want to continue to grow this championship to a level where it is enjoyable and fantastic to top regional golfers,” KCB East African Golf Tour Director Rizwan Charania said.

The tour, which involves both amateur and professional golfers, covers eight months and promises competitive and attractive tournaments in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

The KCB East African Golf Tour – Kenya’s premier golf championship modeled along the lines of the Sunshine, Asia, and European and US PGA tours  –  comprises three regional events in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda with a prize fund of KShs1 million each. The other events will enjoy a prize fund of Kshs. 1 million for Muthaiga and Kshs 500, 000 each for Nakuru, Nyanza and Thika.  

The tournament recognizes KCB’s profile as a regional bank with a vision to be the preferred Financial Solutions provider in Africa with Global Reach.   

This year’s tournament comprises eight events. Others to be held at Nyanza and Nakuru golf clubs in Kenya and Arusha Gymkhana Golf Club in Tanzania, Kigali Golf Club in Rwanda and Uganda Golf Club in Uganda.

The Grand Finale will take place in August at the Nyali Golf and Country Club in Mombasa.

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