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Victory in sight for Madoya as Kenyans continue to shine in Entebbe

  • December 3, 2021
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Jastas Madoya seized the lead with a commanding five under par 66 outing today to open a five stroke lead in the penultimate round of the Uganda Open championship at Entebbe Golf Club.

Madoya regained the championship lead in breathtaking fashion after posting one under par on the front nine before taking the game by the scruff in the second nine with a brilliant five under par 32 in a round headlined by an eagle on the par-5 fifteenth hole and four birdies.

A flawless first nine set the perfect groundwork for Madoya’s grand march towards what may turn out to be his second victory on the Tour. “I am really enjoying myself here. It feels so good to register consecutive under par rounds. I am in great form since fixing my iron play. Apart from the challenging greens, to be honest this course is very manageable,” said Madoya who won the Entebbe Open in 2019 at the same venue.  

Dismas Indiza

Despite enjoying the healthy five stroke advantage, Madoya will be keenly watching over his shoulders well aware of the danger posed by compatriot Dismas Indiza. The veteran moved into second place today after posting an impressive five under par 66. The most decorated player in the Uganda Open history with six wins to his name, Indiza was rewarded today for his aggressive play and is already dreaming of recapturing the title he lost last year. He was quick off the blocks today sinking three back to back birdies from the first to the third hole before dropping a shot on the par-4 fourth for an impressive two under par 33 at the interval. A dropped shot on the number 10 par-3 motivated the veteran to a fine run of four consecutive birdies from the 11th hole and a deserved eagle on number 18.

Day 2 leader Robson Chinhoi lost steam at the crucial moment to drop to third after carding two over par 73, a performance that has momentarily set back his quest to defend the title. The Zimbabwean had a poor start on the front nine where he registered a costly double bogey on the par-5 seventh hole and dropped two more shots before the break. He failed to rise to the occasion on the back nine where he conservatively managed an even round after his birdie on the par-5 fifteenth was cancelled by a dropped shot on number 17.

All eyes will be on the leading trio as Madoya takes on the past winners in what might turn out to be a bruising battle.

LEADERBOARD DAY 4

J Madoya      -14

D Indiza       -9

R Chinhoi     -8

V Mapwanya -7

R Rugumayo -2

P Kasozi       -2

D Akope      -2

J Seale         -1

W Deus        Par

S Ngig         +1

A Om           +1

S Wemba           +1


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