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Kadio return after flop in Kenya Open

18th February 2013
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Hassan Kadio was one of early casualties in the just ended Kenya Open championship at the Karen Country and Golf club in Nairobi.

Like most of his colleagues, the towering Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club found the going tough during the tourney despite a brave fight in the opening round.
 
The steady player whose overall performance during the 2012 season edged most of the home professionals, failed to click.
 
He teed off at the tenth during the opening round played on Thursday last week and was on his way to bring home a good score but the front nine made a full mockery of him.
 
He was level at the end of the back nine but a wind of change took place at the par four third where he boogied. Two more double bogies at the very subsequent holes and another bogey at the windy par four sixth complicated his otherwise good run, he parred the remaining three holes to card six over par 77.
 
His second day score was highly pathetic and he was stumbled at the front nine where this time trouble started right at the opening par four hole where he conceded double bogey.
 
He rectified his grip to sink the first birdie at the dog-leg par five second to regain composure.
 
The par four third and fourth finished his game when he double boogied in the same fashion he did the previous round.
 
His oscillating performance saw his golfing to two other pars before conceding a bogey at the par three seventh and at the par four ninth to reach the turn at seven over par 42, already on his way out of the tourney.
 
The seemingly hard fighting Kadio resumed the back nine with three solid back to back pars up to the par four 13th where he conceded another bogey. 
 
He went on to sank his second birdie of the day and the tournament at the par three 14th,then took a par before conceding his last bogey of the day at the par three 16th. 
 
He still had enough energy to par the remaining two holes for inwards score of one over par 37 for a total eight over par 79.
 
With a 77 and 79, Kadio ended his maiden Kenya Open appearance on 14 over par 156 to crash out of the run.
 
Only five Kenyans out of more than 30 entries managed to make the plus two cut and Greg Snow took the lead.
 
Snow finished on level par after four rounds of 68,71, 72 and 73 one shot ahead of Kopan Timbe who returned 72, 71,71 and71.  Other Kenyans who made the cut to claim a share of Euros 195,000 included David Odhiambo (+2), Njuguna Ngugi (+4) and Brian Njoroge (+8).
 
Spaniard Jordi Garcia Pinto won the Kenya Open tournament by a shot over Frenchman Tim Sluiiter. The winner carded a four round scores of 66, 68, 66 and 69 for a total 12 under par 272.
 
Sluiter returned 69, 65, 69 and 70 to miss the silverware by a shot.
 
Some of the tournament highlights includes disqualification of  Kenyan Nicholas Rokoine for signing a wrong score while the 1998 runners-up Jacob Okello was among those Kenyans who retired during the second round with Ajay Shah. 
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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