Golf Golf

Shah tops Barclays Vet Lab round


NAIROBI, Kenya, November 26- Harshil Shah posted 41 points to win the Barclays Golf Circuit fourth round at 18- hole Vet Lab Sports Club over the weekend.

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

“I am excited of my win today and it 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,” the winner stated.

Simon Mbugua was second playing off handicap 21, scoring a total of 38 followed by handicap 12 John Barorot who also posted the same score but was beaten on count back.

Handicap 10 player, David Situma, was fourth ahead of Albert K. Mureithi in fifth, playing off handicap 23 and also on 38.

“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,” Barclays Chief Risk Officer Juma Arogo observed.

Walter Githongo from Nandi Bears emerged the guest winner, playing off handicap 28 scoring 31, whereas Jay Vadgama scooped the junior prize on handicap 27 a similar haul.

Handicap 28 Walter Juma Arogo claimed the staff prize playing with 36 carded.

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.