Kenya Golf Guide

Kimani Karanja follows his tee shot during the tournament at Vet Lab.


Harshil Shah posted 41 points to win the Barclays Golf Circuit fourth round at 18- hole Vet Lab Sports Club yesterday, Saturday 24th November, 2012.

Playing off handicap 26, Shah posted 20 points in the first nine, adding 21 points to his tally in the second nine to become the undisputed winner from a field of over 140 amateur golfers.

While speaking as he received his top prize, Harshil Shah said: “I am excited of my win today. I want to thank Barclays for sponsoring this event. Winning today’s game gives me the will power to go for the top prize of winning a slot to play in the Pro Am of the Barclays Kenya Open which I am sure will provide me with opportunity to enhance my golfing skills”

Simon Mbugua emerged second playing off handicap 21, scoring a total of 38 points followed by handicap 12 John Barorot who also scored 38 points. Fourth position was scooped by David Situma playing off handicap 10 and scored 38 stroke points. Albert K. Mureithi claimed the fifth position, playing off handicap 23 and scoring 38 points.

Speaking at the event, Barclays Chief Risk Officer Juma Arogo said: “So far, the Barclays Golf Circuit series has been well received. Nyali kicked off the tourney followed by Nyeri and Eldoret respectively. As we continue with the rounds across the country, we expect to attract over 2, 400 golfers by the end of the series.”

Mr. Arogo congratulated all the amateurs’ golfers for participating in the tourney. He noted that such tournaments will help them to sharpen their golfing skills.

And added: “I would like to laud you for taking bold steps to compete among each other. Golfing has always been at the heart of Barclays. Our sponsorship towards this golf series demonstrates our commitment to continue supporting the sport”

Walter Githongo from Nandi Bears emerged the guest winner, playing off handicap 28 scoring 31points, whereas Jay Vadgama scooped the junior prize with handicap 27, and 31points. Walter Juma Arogo claimed the staff prize playing off handicap 28 scoring 36 points.

Longest drive men prize was claimed by B. Munene and Kaye Mcilwaine scooped the longest drive lady prize whereas the nearest to pin prize was won by Patrick Mandaliya.

The Barclays Golf Circuit in partnership with Kenya Golf Union will continue to raise financial resources to support charitable causes that promote social- economic empowerment and development through enterprise skills, financial literacy and life skills. site canada goose pas cher fiable site canada goose pas cher fiable

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