Tournament favourite Greg Snow shot the day's best round of one under par at the Nyali Golf and Country Club course on Thursday to join Royal Nairobi's Anil Shah on level par two rounds total of 142.
A total of 27 players made it to the last two rounds of the 2011 KCB East Africa Golf Tour final.
Many players complained of the difficult pin positions, which they said wasn't necessary.
"Naturally, this course is always difficult because of the wind, among other factors and putting difficult pin positions in all the holes wasn't necessary," said Professional Golfers of Kenya captain Riz Charania.
Snow played a clean front nine which included two birdies at the fifth and eighth, but dropped two shots at the 10th and 17th with only a birdie at the 17th.
"It's very difficult to bring good scores on this course with the pin positions. "The rain also made the situation worse today," said Snow, who will be in the same flight with Anil and Njuguna Ngugi, who shot level par 71 for 144, tying with Thika's Simon Ngigi.
Anil made three successive birdies from the fifth after dropping a shot at the third but finished the outward nine with a bogey at the par four-ninth, then dropped shots at the 15th, 16th and 18th, picking up only one birdie at the 17th par five.
"I had a total of nine birdies in 36 holes and ideally, I should be somewhere on five or so under but it is not possible not to drop shots on this course," said Anil.
A total of 39 pros had listed their names to play in the event where Uganda and Rwanda entered two players each in the final two rounds.