Three Kenyans make the cut at the Barclays Open

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Mar 24, 2021
  • Dismas Indiza tees off at the 2017 Barclays Kenya Open.(Photo:Courtesy)

  • Simon Ngige reacts after a shot at the 2017 Barclays Kenya Open.(Photo:Courtesy)

Dismas Indiza got over a poor start in round 1, to play an impressive round of 5 under par on Day 2 and lead a Kenyan trio that includes Simon Ngige and Riz Charania into the weekend of the 2017 Barclays Kenya Open.

Indiza who played a 1 over par round on Friday was in impressive form on the second day of play hitting three back to back birdies in hole 2, 3&4 then another back to back in the 17th and 18th holes to finish 5 under par which placed him T24 on the leader board.

The top Kenyan at the end of round one Simon Ngige, dropped off the pace playing a round of 2 over on day 2 but managing to make the cut off his impressive four under in round 1.

Ngige finished T43 at the end of round 2. The third Kenyan to make the cut was Riz Charania of Windsor Golf club who kicked off the day with an albatross on the 10th, ending with identical rounds of 1 under par to finish T43.

French man Adrien Saddier finished top of the overall log after playing a round of 9 under par on day two after a 3 under par on the opening day..

Saddier played a flawless round of 62 on the day to carry a one-shot lead ahead of Samooja Kalle who ended on 66, 5 under par.

There will definitely be a new champion crowned at the Muthaiga Golf club after defending champion Sebastien Soderberg withdrew with a shoulder injury.

65 golfers will tee off on Saturday.