Golf Golf

Vet Lab to host fourth Barclay series round


NAIROBI, Kenya, November 23- The third qualifying event for the Barclays Golf Circuit series takes place Saturday at the nine-hole Vet Lab Sports Golf Club.

Over 200 golfers from the club and guest players are expected to battle it out for a chance to play at the grand finale, slated for February 2 at Karen Golf Club.

Vet Lab Sports Club Captain David Kihara is anticipating intriguing action when the event tees off in the morning.

“I am pleased about the number of the registered players who will take part in this upcoming tourney. This is a game that will be very competitive and stakes are high considering that every golfer is aiming for a ticket to the tournament’s Grand Finale.”

He added that his club is the longest golf course in the region as it is being developed into an 18-hole course.

Kihara noted that the golfers will circle twice on a nine greens course and the contest will start early with eight golfers teeing off in groups of four at 7.10am while the rest to tee off at 7.18am.

“We have only witnessed a score of 41 points in the three rounds so anything near 39 will be a great score. The fairways are in a great condition because we have cleared the rough, but the tricky part will certainly be the green,” Kihara asserted alerting competitors to expect a tough outing.

Club officials revealed that the toughest holes on the course are the seventh and eighth and participants should be braced for a tricky round of golf on the day.

Close to 40 players have booked tickets to the finale from the last three rounds held in Nyali, Nyeri and Eldoret.

The Circuit will offer top 20 winners at the finale slots to play in the Barclays Kenya Open Pro Am 2013.