The Star (Nairobi)

27 November 2012

Kenya: Harshil Dominates Barclays Circuit

Harshil Shah posted 41 points to win the fourth round of the Barclays golf circuit at 18- hole Vet Lab Sports Club over the weekend.

Playing off handicap 26, Shah posted 20 points in the first nine before adding 21 points in the second nine to beat a strong field of 140 amateur golfers. In an interview, Harshil Shah said: "Winning today's game gives me the will power to go for the top prize in the Pro Am of the Barclays Kenya Open."

Handicap 2, Simon Mbugua finished second after posting 38 points after beating handicap 12 John Barorot and David Situma, (handicap 10) on count-back. 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."

Walter Githongo from Nandi Bears took the guest prize after scoring 31points whereas Jay Vadgama won the junior prize also with 31 points.

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