Magical Kenya Open - R3

Arnaus and Migliozzi on top in Kenya

March 14-17
Karen Country Club, Nairobi, Kenya
€1,100,000
Live leaderboard
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Adri Arnaus and Guido Migliozzi fired the lowest rounds of their European Tour careers to share the lead heading into the final round of the Magical Kenya Open presented by Absa.

Arnaus and Migliozzi on top in Kenya, © Getty Images
Guido Migliozzi & Adri Arnaus

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“I would have loved to have been here after my front nine yesterday – that’s what I was playing for,” said Arnaus. “I am happy that I was able to turn it around and it has been a lot of fun so far, and hopefully it will continue to be tomorrow.

“Yesterday over the front nine I didn’t quite feel as good as I was having thoughts about my swing, but after that it all seemed to click and I have been able to implement new swing thoughts over and over since.

“I have been in this position before, and I think that everything in the past is going to help me – all I have to do is try and play good golf again tomorrow.”

Both Spain’s Arnaus and Italy’s Migliozzi took advantage of favourable conditions at Karen Country Club, with the pair – both European Tour rookies – carding rounds of 65 and 64 respectively to share the lead going into the final day in Nairobi.

“I played very solid out there today,” said Migliozzi. “My putting was really good, I have been working at that a lot on the greens over the past few days, and I saw a lot of good results from that today.

“It is a very tough course and you have to keep the ball on the fairway. The greens are getting tougher and tougher so you have to keep the ball in play to give yourself a chance here.

“I am confident with my game, and I am hoping that my best game – like I played today – will be enough tomorrow.”

One shot off the pace is overnight leader Louis de Jager. The South African, a winner on the Sunshine Tour earlier this year, battled his way to a one under par score of 70 and thanks to a closing birdie he is still well-placed to challenge for a maiden European Tour title tomorrow.

Also in the hunt are Kalle Samooja and Gaganjeet Bhullar, who are two behind the leaders. Finland’s Samooja carded his lowest score on the European Tour – a seven under par 64 – to rise up the leaderboard, while India’s Bhullar also rose into contention with his own five under par round of 66.

Still in with a chance of winning back-to-back European Tour titles is South Africa’s Justin Harding. The Qatar Masters champion signed for a two under par round of 69 to leave him four back with 18 holes to play in Kenya.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Adria Arnaus
ESP
-14
66
68
65
199
T1
Guido Migliozzi
ITA
-14
67
68
64
199
3
Louis De Jager
RSA
-13
64
66
70
200
T4
Kalle Samooja
FIN
-12
70
67
64
201
T4
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
-12
65
70
66
201
T6
Liam Johnston
SCO
-10
67
69
67
203
T6
Justin Harding
RSA
-10
70
65
68
203
T6
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-10
64
70
69
203
T9
Cormac Sharvin
NIR
-8
69
71
65
205
T9
George Coetzee
RSA
-8
72
66
67
205
T11
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
-7
67
73
66
206
T11
Romain Langasque
FRA
-7
67
70
69
206
T13
Josh Geary
NZL
-6
67
73
67
207
T13
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-6
69
70
68
207
T13
Aaron Cockerill
CAN
-6
69
68
70
207
T16
Christofer Blomstrand
SWE
-5
70
72
66
208
T16
Seenappa Chikkarangappa
IND
-5
70
69
69
208
T18
Oliver Wilson
ENG
-4
72
70
67
209
T18
Johannes Veerman
USA
-4
76
65
68
209
T18
Michael Hoey
NIR
-4
66
74
69
209
T18
Marcel Schneider
GER
-4
70
69
70
209
T22
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-3
69
73
68
210
T22
David Cooke
USA
-3
70
71
69
210
T22
Khalin Joshi
IND
-3
72
69
69
210
T22
Kristoffer Reitan
NOR
-3
73
68
69
210
T22
Simon Ngige
KEN
-3
68
72
70
210
T22
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
-3
70
70
70
210
T22
Tom Murray
ENG
-3
72
68
70
210
T22
Lasse Jensen
DNK
-3
71
67
72
210
T22
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
-3
71
66
73
210
T31
Bernd Ritthammer
GER
-2
71
73
67
211
T31
Hugues Joannes
BEL
-2
70
73
68
211
T31
Sean Crocker
USA
-2
72
71
68
211
T31
Ben Stow
ENG
-2
75
67
69
211
T31
Jack Senior
ENG
-2
69
72
70
211
T31
Connor Syme
SCO
-2
71
70
70
211
T31
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
-2
72
68
71
211
T31
Kim Koivu
FIN
-2
70
69
72
211
T39
Renato Paratore
ITA
-1
74
70
68
212
T39
Adrien Saddier
SCO
-1
72
72
68
212
T39
Mathieu Fenasse
FRA
-1
75
69
68
212
T39
Pep Angles
ESP
-1
73
70
69
212
T39
Steven Tiley
ENG
-1
73
70
69
212
T39
Sebastian Soederberg
SWE
-1
70
72
70
212
T39
Filippo Bergamaschi
ITA
-1
67
75
70
212
T39
Ross McGowan
ENG
-1
74
68
70
212
T39
Niklas Lemke
SWE
-1
72
69
71
212
T39
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-1
74
66
72
212
T39
Max Schmitt
GER
-1
69
70
73
212
T39
Ivan Cantero
ESP
-1
71
68
73
212
T39
Stuart Manley
WAL
-1
71
65
76
212
T52
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
Par
75
68
70
213
T52
John Catlin
USA
Par
71
71
71
213
T52
Bryce Easton
RSA
Par
72
70
71
213
T52
Ewen Ferguson
SCO
Par
73
69
71
213
T52
Matthew Nixon
ENG
Par
69
71
73
213
T57
Simon Forsstroem
SWE
1
74
70
70
214
T57
Nick Mccarthy
ENG
1
73
71
70
214
T57
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
1
71
73
70
214
T57
Clement Sordet
FRA
1
70
73
71
214
T57
Joel Girrbach
SWE
1
72
71
71
214
T57
Calum Hill
SCO
1
71
71
72
214
T57
Justus Madoya
KEN
1
71
71
72
214
T57
Maarten Lafeber
NED
1
72
70
72
214
T65
Martin Leth Simonsen
DEN
2
73
71
71
215
T65
David Boote
WAL
2
69
75
71
215
T65
Henric Sturehed
SWE
2
73
69
73
215
T65
Nick Cullen
AUS
2
72
70
73
215
T65
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
2
69
70
76
215
T70
Ben Evans
ENG
3
72
72
72
216
T70
Oscar Lengden
SWE
3
74
70
72
216
T70
Jeff Winther
SWE
3
80
64
72
216
T70
Nico Geyger
CHI
3
76
67
73
216
T70
Hugo Leon
CHI
3
67
72
77
216
CUT
Daan Huizing
NED
3
72
73
145
CUT
David Borda
ESP
3
73
72
145
CUT
Dismas Indiza Anyonyi
KEN
3
69
76
145
CUT
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
3
74
71
145
CUT
Gavin Moynihan
IRL
3
72
73
145
CUT
Greg Snow
KEN
3
73
72
145
CUT
Gregory Havret
FRA
3
75
70
145
CUT
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
3
71
74
145
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
3
73
72
145
CUT
Matteo Manassero
ITA
3
73
72
145
CUT
Per Laengfors
SWE
3
73
72
145
CUT
Raphael De Sousa
CHE
3
77
68
145
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
3
74
71
145
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
3
73
72
145
CUT
William Liu
CHN
3
70
75
145
CUT
Alexander Knappe
GER
4
72
74
146
CUT
Chris Lloyd
ENG
4
71
75
146
CUT
Clement Berardo
FRA
4
74
72
146
CUT
David Wakhu
KEN
4
74
72
146
CUT
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
4
76
70
146
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
4
71
75
146
CUT
Nelson Simwa
KEN
4
74
72
146
CUT
Samuel Chege
KEN
4
75
71
146
CUT
Scott Vincent
ZWE
4
73
73
146
CUT
Sebastien Gros
FRA
4
73
73
146
CUT
Antoine Rozner
FRA
5
71
76
147
CUT
Chris Hanson
ENG
5
75
72
147
CUT
Christian Braeunig
GER
5
75
72
147
CUT
Daniel Gavins
ENG
5
73
74
147
CUT
David Opati
KEN
5
76
71
147
CUT
Jonathan Thomson
ENG
5
73
74
147
CUT
Laurie Canter
ENG
5
73
74
147
CUT
Philipp Mejow
GER
5
71
76
147
CUT
Seung-Su Han
KOR
5
75
72
147
CUT
Tony Omuli
KEN
5
72
75
147
CUT
Jin-Ho Choi
KOR
6
72
76
148
CUT
Phillip Kasozi
UGA
6
77
71
148
CUT
Ryan Evans
ENG
6
75
73
148
CUT
Craig Ross
SCO
7
74
75
149
CUT
Daniel Nduva
KEN
7
76
73
149
CUT
Marco Iten
SWE
7
75
74
149
CUT
Matthew Jordan
ENG
7
76
73
149
CUT
C.J Wangai
KEN
8
79
71
150
CUT
Emilio Cuartero
ESP
8
72
78
150
CUT
Ho-Sung Choi
KOR
8
73
77
150
CUT
Jamie Abbott
ENG
8
72
78
150
CUT
Deyen Lawson
AUS
9
72
79
151
CUT
Eduardo De La Riva
ESP
9
76
75
151
CUT
Erick Obura
KEN
9
78
73
151
CUT
Robin Dawson
IRL
9
83
68
151
CUT
Scott Fernandez
ESP
9
78
73
151
CUT
Ugo Coussaud
FRA
9
75
76
151
CUT
David Odhiambo
KEN
10
74
78
152
CUT
Duncan Stewart
SCO
10
74
78
152
CUT
Riz Charania
KEN
12
78
76
154
CUT
Edwin Mudanyi
KEN
13
73
82
155
CUT
Jacob Okello
KEN
15
80
77
157
CUT
Martin Wiegele
AUT
15
77
80
157
CUT
Alfred Nandwa
KEN
16
79
79
158
CUT
Kibugu Mutahi
KEN
18
76
84
160
CUT
Scott Gregory
ENG
19
81
80
161
CUT
Bradley Mogire
KEN
21
77
86
163
CUT
Mike Kisia
KEN
22
83
81
164
MDF
Borja Virto
ESP
4
75
68
74
217
MDF
Joseph Dean
ENG
5
75
68
75
218
MDF
Oliver Farr
WAL
5
70
74
74
218
MDF
Max Orrin
ENG
7
74
70
76
220
MDF
Darius van Driel
NED
11
71
73
80
224
RET
Espen Kofstad
NOR
Par
71
71
RET
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
Par
0