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With thoughts of his ail­ing fa­ther oc­cu­py­ing his mind, Joe Her­aty kept his com­po­sure to win the inau­gu­ral Sa­hara Kuwait Cham­pi­onship to win his maiden MENA Tour ti­tle. The 25-year-old English­man closed with a bo­gey-free five­un­der 65 to fin­ish at 13-un­der par, two clear of his com­pa­triot Daniel Owen. But it was Her­aty, whose fa­ther was di­ag­nosed with a brain tu­mor last week, who took cen­tre-stage with a flaw­less round to win his maiden ti­tle. “This is for you, Dad,” said an emo­tional Her­aty. “It feels just un­be­liev­able at the mo­ment to what I have achieved. It was a tough week, but I man­aged to keep my emo­tions in check, made lots of birdies and didn’t hit any dis­as­trous shots.” The MENA Golf Tour trav­els to Oman next week for the Ghala Open, to be held in Mus­cat from Oc­to­ber 24 to 26.

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