The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Thoya Rules Barclays Bank Challenge At Railway Club

Railways' Chea Thoya posted 39 stableford points to win the fifth round of the Barclays Golf Circuit Challenge over the weekend at Nairobi Railway Club. Thoya returned 16 points in the first nine and 23 points in the second nine for a total of 39 points.

Thoya, who beat a crowd of over 140 players, attributed his win for his passion for golf and his desire to develop his golfing skills. He said his performance was inspired by the fact he is keen to get opportunities to compete with professionals in renowned tournaments such as the Barclays Kenya open.

Thoya was closely followed by Anthony Mwaura, who garnered 38 pointsa after posting 17 points in the first nine and 21 points in the second. Mwaura also took home the longest drive in the men's category and the nearest to pin prizes.

Purity Muthoni scored 17 points in the first nine and 20 points in the second nine totaling to 37 stroke points to take the third position. Mucha Githu was fourth position with 36 points after beating Tim Ruhiu on count back.

Speaking at the same function, Barclays Bank (Kenya) acting consumer banking director, Edgar Kalya said: "Barclays is overwhelmed with the response of the golf circuit series.

The experience has been very fulfilling for the bank as more amateur golfers are thrilled to participate in the series with the objective of developing their golfing skills and also win themselves slots in the upcoming Barclays Kenya Open Pro Am 2013."

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