The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Odhiambo Tops At PGK Masters

Kisumu-based David Odhiambo is this year's Jamii Telecom PGK Masters winner.

Leading the 72-hole tournament for the last three days, Odhiambo shot an impressive total of 8 under par 280 to bag the top prize of Sh190, 000.

"The feeling is really good. I took the lead from round two till the very end. I never missed the fairway and realised that I have really improved on my iron shots and putting too," said Odhiambo adding the victory has upped his spirit ahead of next week's Kenya Open.

Day one leader Indiza picked himself up to finis second overall with a score of 5 under par 283. Indiza played a round of 70 in the last two days to claim the Sh125,000 prize money at the par 72 Muthaiga Golf Club.

Indiza lost the overall title by three shots and was left to rue his experience in the par 5 hole 18 where he missed an eagle by a whisker.

"I didn't putt well on the second day and this is what cost me the win. Today (yesterday) my putting wasn't really good. I have played golf for two weeks without a rest so I guess this gives me an advantage in the Kenya Open," said Indiza.

Meanwhile, a field of 200 golfers has confirmed participation in today's Safaricom/ Cisco Challenge at the Windsor Country and Golf Club.

Information and Communications Minister Samuel Poghisio, his PS, Dr. Bitange Ndemo and corporate chiefs Linus Gitahi, Adan Mohamed, Jonathan Ciano, Peter Kebati, Eddy Njoroge, Tom Getogo, James Wambugu and Safaricom's Evans Nyagah and Nzioka Waita are some of the big names who will grace the Windsor greens.

At the event, Safaricom and Cisco will premier the use of cutting edge video conferencing technology to relay results.

Last week, Safaricom Business handed in a Kshs.4million sponsorship towards the Kenya Open slated for February 13-17 at Karen Golf and Country Club.

Results;

1.David Odhiambo 71, 68, 71, 70 (280) Sh190,000

2.Dismas Indiza 69, 74, 70, 70 (283) Sh125,000

3.Richard Ainley 72, 73, 71, 67 (283) Sh125,000

4.Brian Njoroge 70, 72, 71, 72 (285) Sh90,000

5.S.Ngigi 74, 74, 64, 74 (286) Sh75000

6. S.Anderson 73, 73, 71, 70 (287) Sh65,000

7.N. Mudanyi 74, 75, 66, 73 (288) Sh55000

8.R. Charania 70, 75, 73, 74 (292) Sh47,500

9.Kopan Timbe 70, 80, 70, 72 (292) Sh47,500

10. David Wakhu 73, 73, 74, 73 (293) Sh42,500)

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