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Akope drops to 8th position

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th August 2010 03:00 AM


UNFAMILIAR wind and heavy rain were too much for Ugandan professional golfer Deo ‘Yellow Boy’ Akope to withstand as he slipped from fourth to eighth position in the KCB Classic in Mombasa, Kenya yesterday.

By Douglas Mazune

East Africa golf tour

D. Indiza 71 71 142
J. Okello 75 67 142
J. Kamte 74 70 144
N. Rokoine 71 75 146
B. Njoroge 74 72 146
G. Snow 74 73 147
F. Chitengwa 71 79 150
D. Akope 72 78 150
A. Kimani 73 77 150
K. Timbe 77 73 150
V. Massimo 78 72 150


UNFAMILIAR wind and heavy rain were too much for Ugandan professional golfer Deo ‘Yellow Boy’ Akope to withstand as he slipped from fourth to eighth position in the KCB Classic in Mombasa, Kenya yesterday.

Akope, who went into the second round just one stroke behind the joint leaders, scored 78 in the heavy rain for a two-day aggregate of 150, eight shots off the pace.

“I have never played in this condition in my entire golfing career. It was so windy and rainy. It is not over yet but I have a lot of work to do. I will fight back,” Akope remarked.

Kenyan Jacob Okello shot the tournament’s best score of five under par 67 to draw level with leader Dismas Indiza at 142.

South African James Kamte showed he is a force to reckon with when he improved on his first round score by four strokes to move into third place.

Ugandans Herman Mutaawe, Denis Anguyo and Brian Toolit did not survive as 21 of the 48 competitors were axed.

Akope drops to 8th position

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