European Challenge Tour: Barclays Kenya Open 2018


Italian Lorenzo Gagli secured his first victory on the European Challenge Tour by holding his nerve to beat Jens Fahrbring in a three-hole play-off to claim the Barclays Kenya Open title.

On what is the 50th anniversary of the African event it was fitting that the tournament proved to be such a spectacle with large crowds witnessing Italy’s Gagli and Sweden’s Fahrbring go head to head over extra holes. 

With scoring proving difficult for most of the field at Nairobi’s Muthaiga Golf Club, it was Fahrbring who took the clubhouse lead following a fine closing round of 67.

Joel Girrbach and Marco Iten both made the cut at the first 2018 European Challenge Tour event at the Muthaiga golf club in Kenya. After two strong opening rounds, Girrbach finished T44 finishing -1 while Iten completed the event on T63.

Joel Girrbach                           Marco Iten