The Star (Nairobi)

15 February 2013

Kenya: Pavan Rules Pro-Am At Muthaiga

Andrea Pavan was in fine form during the Dasani-sponsored Barclays Kenya Open Pro-Am at Muthaiga Golf Club on Wednesday.

Pavan teamed up with Linus Gitahi and M. Wambugu to post a combined score of 14 under par 57. Pavan pocketed Sh41,300 (€350) for his efforts on the day.

Pavan began his round with three back-to-back pars in the opening three holes, then picked shots on the par five hole four and par three hole five.

He shot par at hole six, before picking a birdie on the par five hole seven. He would drop a shot on the par four eighth hole before shooting par at hole nine for a score of 34 in the opening nine.

Pavan started the second nine with a par on hole 10, played a bogey on the par three 11th hole, then recovered with a birdie on the par four 12th. He pared holes 13, 14, 15 and 16, then picked a shot on the par four 17th for a second nine score of 34.

Englishman Chris Gawe anchored his team made up of lady golfer K. Kihanya and Peter Karoki to the tournament's runners-up position on a team score of 13 under par 58. Gawe earned Sh29,500 (€250) for the feat.

Andrew Bernadet also of England anchored his team to third position to pocket Sh17,700 (€150). He teamed up with I. Bhanzi and P. Mbogma. The best nett team score per hole was the scoring system in the competition. All the individual winners at the tournament also pocketed Sh70,800 (€600) each.

Six players posted the day's best score of three under par 68. They included Pavan, Scottish duo of David Law and Wallace Booth, England's Tyrell Hatton and Edward Dubois of France.

Dasani are Platinum sponsors of this year's Barclays Kenya Open Golf tournament with a Sh8.4 million sponsorship.

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