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Safari Tour: Kasozi remains on course

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 16th January 2020 01:34 PM

At Muthaiga, Kasozi returned 296 gross over the four rounds, ten strokes off the winner Kenya’s Greg Snow, to finish 8th among the professionals and picking a-sh1m cheque.

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Kasozi reamsins on course to participate in the Magical Kenya Open. Photos by Michael Nsubuga

At Muthaiga, Kasozi returned 296 gross over the four rounds, ten strokes off the winner Kenya’s Greg Snow, to finish 8th among the professionals and picking a-sh1m cheque.

GOLF   SAFARI TOUR    MAGICAL KENYA OPEN

Uganda professional golfer Phillip Kasozi continued to brighten his chances of grabbing one of two slots for non-Kenyan nationals, to compete in this year’s Magical Kenya Open when collected 30 more points from the Safari Tour.

After missing the cut at the Great Rift Valley and at Thika Greens Golf Courses, Kasozi finally made it at the 8th event of the tour, at Muthaiga Golf Club, to add 30 points to his collection.

At 155.5 points and with four events to go, Kasozi remains on course to claim one of the two slots but is now trailing Nigeria’s Andrew Oche who leads the foreigners cast on 160 points, five more than Kasozi’s.

At Muthaiga, Kasozi returned 296 gross over the four rounds, ten strokes off the winner Kenya’s Greg Snow, to finish 8th among the professionals and picking a-sh1m cheque.

Kenya’s Dismas Indiza who has won two events so far on the tour is top of the tour standings on 330.6, 23 points ahead of Simon Ngige in second, and 30 ahead of Greg Snow who also has two wins on the tour including the Muthaiga one which he topped with 286 gross.

Snow, was coming off another win from Thika Greens and will be hoping to complete his hat-trick at the Sigona Golf Club, which is the next tour event, January 25-29 before action shifts to Uganda for the Kitante Open, February 12-15.

 now won back to back events at hika reens and uthaiga Snow won back to back events at Thika Greens and Muthaiga.

 


Uganda’s other tour players; Silver Opio, Opio Onito Jr, Deo Akope, Brian Toolit, and Becca Mwanja are on 35, 33, 31.5, 11.5 and 10 points respectively while Abbey Bagalana and Denis Anguyo have featured in some tour events but have not accumulated any points.

The top two non-Kenyans from the tour will get entry into the Kenya Open while there are eight slots for the Kenyan nationals. Only members of the Safari Tour earn points.
The Magical Kenya Open presented by Absa is a European Tour event with a prize fund of sh4b and attracts the top professionals from around the world.

Italy's Guido Migliozzi claimed last year’s title after shooting 268 gross over the four rounds. The 22-year-old pocketed €183,330 (sh600m).

Remaining Safari Tour events
Event 9: Sigona Golf Club January 25-29, 2020.
Event 10: Kitante Open (Uganda Golf Club), February 12-15 2020.
Event 11: Karen Country Club, February 22-26 2020
Event 12: Tanzania Open (Kiligolf) TBC

Magical Kenya Open: Karen Country Club, March 12-15 2020

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