Kenya: Mpofu and Chinhoi meet in Nairobi

Zimbabwean golfers Tafara Mpofu and Robson Chinhoi will compete in the third round of the Safari Golf Tour season four this afternoon on the tough par 72 Vet Lab Sports Club course in Nairobi, Kenya.

The two colleagues who are in second place will tee off at 12 noon in the last ball of the event.

Round one leader Mpofu shot four over par 76 and fell back to second, tied with fellow countryman Robson Chinhoi on one over par 145 for the two rounds.

Muthaiga Golf Club pro Greg Snow crossed the finish line on day two and will face the Zimbabweans in the final ball, which is likely to have a large fan base.

Spectators could put pressure on Zimbabweans considering they are not at home, but for Chinhoi, a two-time winner on the same tour, it remains to be seen whether he will manage to focus.

Mpofu, 24, had a disastrous first nine, dropping three shots in a row, including the fourth, and was only able to recover one shot just before the turn to the second nine, which he started with a bogey and finished with one Double bogey six at par four 18.

Chinhoi, on the other hand, made a birdie in the infamous fourth place after making the second and third bogey, then the sixth and seventh birdie, but took a five on par 4-7.

The Zimbabwean told the Kenyan that he is happy with his game and is looking forward to today’s round.

“My game is good and I’m happy with the way I play, even though the course is long and with very difficult pin positions. I’m looking forward to a better performance in the last two rounds,” said Chinhoi, who finished 14th and 15th. but double-bogeyed the 17th hole.

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