Wanzala who was competing in the sh2bn prize money tournament for the second consecutive year, carded 157 gross (81;76) over two rounds.
Uganda professional golfer Fred Wanzala will in the meantime have to continue enjoying his Ugandan savings and pay after missing the cut at the prestigious Barclays Kenya Golf Open held at the Muthagia Golf Club
Wanzala who was competing in the sh2bn prize money tournament for the second consecutive year, carded 157 gross (81;76) over two rounds to bow and miss out on the sh325m winners’ prize money that was taken by 33 year old Italian golfer Lorenzo Gagli.
Amatuer golfer and Ugandan champion Ronald Rugumayo who was playing on invitation also missed the cut after returning 158 (79; 79); 15 strokes off the cut off score and finishing 149th out of 156 entries.
Other Ugandan professionals Deo Akope, Denis Anguyo, Phillip Kasozi and Vincent Byamukama have over the past years had a go at the at the annual event, but also still failed to make the cut.
The tournament attracts a field of over 150 professional golfers from around the world including winners of regular European Challenge Tour Ranking Tournaments, Challenge Tour Invitations and the leading players and ties from the European Tour Qualifying School;
Last year’s winner Sebastian Soderberg (Sweden) finished joint sixth with South Africa’s Oliver Bekker, each pocketing sh79m.
This year’s championship had two Kenyans; Riz Charania and Mohit Mediratta making the cut, in 69th and 71st positions and shared a combined 2075 euros (sh9m) with Sweden’s Joel Sjoholm and Netherland’s Robbie Van West who tied in the last cut-off position also sharing 925 euros each (sh4m@).
The Kenya government and the Kenya Golf Union are planning to turn the event into a European Tour Event by next year’s championship, meaning more prize money will be availed.