Kenyan Dismas Indiza beat five-time East Africa Safari Golf Tour winner Greg Snow on Wednesday to claim the overall title of the Road to Kenya Open Ranking following the conclusion of the 11-Series regional tournament in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Indiza will thus lead the eight-member Kenyan squad that also include Simon Ngige, Snow, Erik Ooko, David Wakhu, CJ Wangai, Riz Charania and Jastas Madoya who have all booked their places on the 2020 Kenya Open Golf Championship set to be staged in Kenya later in the year. 

Robson Chinhoi and Nigerian Andrew Odoh are the two regional players who also sailed through the Safari Tour.  

Two other regional players, Toto Thimba and Jayden Schaper from South Africa, have been invited to play at the tournament.  

Snow shot an impressive round of 68 on the last day of the final leg of the 2019/2020 season to grab his fifth title of the series that culminated at the Karen County Golf Club, with a total score of 4-under par 280.

Snow opened the season with a victory at Nyali that hosted the first leg then Thika Green, Muthaiga and Sigona only to conclude the season with a victory in Nairobi. 

Indiza, meanwhile, won just two legs but still finished top of Snow who clinched the overall title.

Indiza completed the podium places after he ended his Karen Country Club campaign with a round of 72 to take his total to 2-over par 286; having carded 36 on the front nine and another 36 on the back nine. For his performance, he took home KSh240,000.

 At the same time, Thika Golf Club’s Simon Ngige shot an impressive round of 2-under par 69 to take his total for the tournament to 1-over par 285, seeing him clinch second place and banking KSh300,000.

 He started off his round with a total of 32 on the front nine having holed birdies at the second, sixth, seventh and ninth and having dropped a single shot at the fifth. 

On the back nine, he had a tough outing, carding 37 courtesy of bogeys at the 11th, 13th, 15th and having only holed birdies at the 12th and the 17th.

Zimbabwe golfer, Robinson Chinhoi, ended his outing at the tournament as the highest ranked regional player after he shot the lowest score of the week, a 4-under 67 taking his total to 4-over 288. He finished tied in fifth alongside Muthaiga’s Geoffrey Makokha. 

On his part, Zambian Madalitso Muthiya finished in eighth place with a 5-over par 289 score.

 Season Three of the Safari Tour resumes starting May this year with an increased number of tournaments across four East African countries – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

 Safari Tour Calendar 2019/2020

Event 1 Nyali Golf and Country Club: 24th – 28th August 2019 (Winner: Greg Snow)

Event 2 Uganda Open:10th – 14th Sept 2019 (Winner: Madalitso Muthiya)

Event 3 Royal Nairobi Golf Club: 12th – 16th October 2019 (Winner: Tony Omuli)

Event 4 Entebbe Open (Entebbe Golf Club): 30th Oct – 2nd Nov 2019 (Winner: Jastas Madoya)

Event 5 Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort Open: 6th – 9th Nov 2019 (Winner: Dismas Indiza)

Event 6 Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort: 23rd – 27th Nov2019 (Winner: Dismas Indiza)

Event 7 Thika Greens: 4th – 8th January 2020 (Winner: Greg Snow)

Event 8 Muthaiga Golf Club: 11th – 15th January 2020 (Winner: Greg Snow)

Event 9 Sigona Golf Club: 25th – 29th January 2020 (Winner: Greg Snow)

Event 10 Kitante Open (Uganda Golf Club): 12th – 15th February 2020 (Winner: Andrew Odoh)

Event 11 Karen Country Club: 22nd -26th February 2020 (Winner: Greg Snow)