Greg Snow has been named the SJAK, sports personality of the month for January 2019.
Snow bagged the award after a remarkable performance at the Muthaiga leg of the Safari Tour golf series.
The Muthaiga based pro beat reigning Dubai Marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich, Kabras rugby star Philip Wakorach and tennis star Angela Okutoyi who won the ITF, Under 16 Nairobi Championship doubles title.
Snow had played an impressive round of 7-under par in round 3, started the final round in decent form hitting par in the opening two holes before dropping shots at the Par-4 3rd and par-4 9th. He, however, managed a lone birdie on the first nine at the Par-5 7th for a total of 36.
He then followed it up with an impressive back nine score of 34, with birdies at the Par-4 14th and Par-5 18th, to return a score of one under par 70 for the round, taking his total to an impressive 13-under par 271, 15 strokes ahead of the duo of Dismas Indiza and Riz Charania who were tied for second place.
“I am overly excited to lay my hands on an award which has honored some of the best sports personalities in Kenya. As a golfer, I’m indeed flabbergasted when considering the cutthroat competition anticipated against the star-studded Kenyan middle and long distance runners. The award is a worthwhile motivation ahead of the 2019 Kenya Open which makes its debut in the European Tour this year,” Snow stated.
With this score, Snow is the first player in the Safari Tour to return scores of under par in all the four rounds played.
His impressive form helped him bag a third title and his fourth top prize money win, of the 2018/19 Safari Tour Golf series season.
Snow took home a personalized trophy, 42 Inch TV and Ksh 100,000.
He becomes the 19th winner of the award since its inception in 2017.
Snow joins the growing list of athletes who have won the award alongside Fatuma Zarika, reigning World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge, Mary Keitany, Wycliffe Kinyamal, and World 5000m champion Hellen Obiri among others.