Golfer Chinhoi’s moment in the sun

08 Oct, 2021 - 00:10 0 Views
Golfer Chinhoi’s moment in the sun Robson Chinhoi

The ManicaPost

Ray Bande
Senior Reporter

IN-FORM Zimbabwe golfer, Robson Chinhoi, who traces the infancy of his blossoming career to Hillside Golf Club in Mutare, produced a two-under par 70 in the final round to win the second leg of the Safari Tour’s Season Four at the par 72 Vet Lab Sports Club course in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday.

Media reports from Kenya indicate that Chinhoi’s win came with a 308 293 Shillings (US$2 800) windfall.

An elated Chinhoi said: “I am very happy winning here despite a tight final round where I made another slow start by dropping two shots in the round. Otherwise, my game is very solid, and I am looking forward to a good season. I just need to work on a few things on my game, and try and play under-par rounds.”

Indeed, it was a slow start for the experienced Chinhoi, winner of three events last season, as he bogeyed the second, and third holes.

He, however, made the day’s first birdie at the par five fifth hole, and added one more at the par three eighth to level the nine enroute to the back nine where he birdied the 12th and 15th for the day’s two under par and a tournament aggregate of five-under 283.

He won by two shots from Sigona’s Mohit Mediratta, home pro Mike Kisia, and round two leader Greg Snow.

Mediratta, who started the tournament with a poor 78 on Sunday, managed to overcome all that, and close the tournament with a fine four-under par 68, a round that included six birdies and a bogey in each nine, for an aggregate of three under par 285 to tie for the second place with Kisia and Snow.

Snow, on the other hand, shot one-under par 71, despite making four birdies in the closing round where he was engaged in a neck and neck battle with Chinhoi and Kisia.

This week’s tournament had attracted a field of 64 players though only 24 made the second round cut, to proceed to the last two rounds where besides winning money, they also scored some points towards the Safari Tour Order Of Merit.

Final leader board:
Robson Chinhoi (Zim) 71, 74, 68, 70 = 283
Mohit Mediratta 78, 71, 68, 68 = 285
Mike Kisia 74, 74, 66, 71 = 285
Greg Snow 74, 70, 70, 71 = 285
Simon Ngige 74, 72, 69, 72 = 287
Tarafa Mpofu (Zim) 69, 76, 71, 76 = 292
Edwin Mudany 78, 73, 70, 74 = 295.

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