Kenya Golf Guide

Barclays Bank of Kenya MD, Jeremy Awori presents Kenya amateur golfer Peter Kanyago (centre) and professional golfer Stuart Manley from Wales (right) with the overall winners trophy at the end of the Barclays PRO-AM event that took place at the Karen Country Club on Wednesday.


The Pro-Am team of amateur golfer Peter Kanyago and professional golfer Stuart Manley from Wales are the winners of the 2015 Barclays Bank Kenya Open Pro-Am. Played yesterday at the Karen Country Club in slightly cloudy conditions, the Kanyago-Manley partnership was unstoppable, making a total of four birdies on the opening nine. Kanyago, playing off a handicap of 8 made par on the easy par-5 second and par again on the long and challenging par-4 fourth, but it was his birdie on Karen’s toughest hole, the par-4 sixth that was the highlight of his round.

Pars on the 8th and 9th ensured the pair finished on 8-under par 28. On the back nine, the team of Kanyago and Manley recorded three birdies which included birdies by Manley at the short par-4 12th, at the par-3 14th and the par-5 18th for a total of 4-under par 32 and a round total of 60, a massive 12-under par.

Congratulating the winners, Barclays Bank CEO Jeremy Awori said that the quality of golf displayed by both the amateur and professional golfers was encouraging.

As a Bank we have invested aggressively in golf and it is refreshing to see local Kenyan players swing so beautifully,” he said. “Our congratulations to Peter Kanyago, who is also the Chairman of the Kenya Open Golf Limited and his partner, golf professional Stuart Manley for such a spectacular performance.”

The pair of Frenchman Cyril Bouniol and Jane Karuku finished in second place with a strong score of 11-under par 61 beating the team of Frenchman Francois Calmels and Danny Muchira into third place.

The team of Andreas Harto from Denmark and Watson Burugu finished in fourth place also with a score of 61. In a day dominated by the French, Joel Stalter and Morris Ongwech finished in fifth place with a score of 62 beating Victor Rui and Zahid Mustafa and Jamie Elson and John Simba on count-back.

If the Pro-Am scores are anything to go by, we can expect some excellent golf over the next few days,” Awori added. “We trust that many Kenyan golf and sports fans will visit the Karen Country Club and enjoy watching the skills of these true golf fundis.” cheap nike air max 97 cheap nike air max 97

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