June 22, 2024

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Limb hangs on to the lead as Safari Tour Karen leg poised for exciting finish

Home player John Limb clung on to the lead at Karen Country Club as the moving day action failed to produce sparks in the penultimate round of the Safari Tour.

There was little change at the top of the leaderboard as the 36-holes joint leader stayed in control after posting two under 70 today to move his tally to seven under 209. He heads into tomorrow’s final round with a stroke advantage over Jastas Madoya.

Chasing his maiden win on Safari Tour, Limb has been superb on par-5s this week and has so far managed seven birdies in 12 attempts the biggest haul -three-coming from today’s round. Interestingly, Limb has not birdied any of the par-3s which account for 50% of his dropped shots this week.

Apart from conjuring up some magic on the par-3s tomorrow, Limb will also have to overcome a consistent slow start on the front nine which accounts for 75% of his dropped shots this week.

Madoya who has won twice on the Tour has momentum on his side. He’s remained in the limelight this week and goes into the final round buoyed by today’s run of four birdies on the back nine for a magnificent six under 210 total. He will have to up his game on the par-5s where he has only managed five birdies in 12 attempts.

Samuel Njoroge remained in joint third position despite failing to break par today joined by Zambian Sydney Wemba and 36-holes co-leader Zimbabwe’s Visitor Mapwanya.  The Zimbabwean had a bad outing today particularly on the front nine where he recorded three bogeys but recovered on the back nine to get out on two over 74.

The race remains too close to call as the leader -Limb- and the tenth placed player- Jacob Okello- are separated by only six strokes.

DAY THREE LEADERBOARD

J Limb             -7

J Madoya        -6

S Njoroge        -3

S Wemba         -3

V Mapwanya   -3

D Nduva           -2

R Rugumayo    -2

C Nzanzuwera -2

M Kisia            -1

J Okello           -1

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