Lorenzo Gagli wins 2018 Barclays Kenya Open

Winner walks away with record-breaking prize of Ksh. 10 million

Lorenzo Gagli on Sunday claimed the 2018 Barclays Kenya Open golf title in a dramatic finish at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club course.

Starting the final round on eight under par, the Italian beat Sweden’s Jens Fahrbring in the third hole of a sudden death play-off to clinch the top of prize of Sh10 million.

Gagli, who dropped only one shot in the closing round, had birdied four holes, two in the first nine and two at the back nine for three under par 68, for a total of 11 under par 273.

On the other hand, Fahrbring shot four under par 67 to also wind up the tournament on 11 under par, hence the play-off held at the par three-13th, where a Mercedes Benz worth Sh11 million was on offer for a hole-in-one.

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