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Byamukama starts hunt for a share of sh800m in Kenya

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 17th March 2016 10:07 AM

Otile is one of the two visiting amateurs invited alongside French golfer Romain Langasque.

Byamukama starts hunt for a share of sh800m in Kenya

Vincent Byamukama in action during the Uganda Open at Kitante. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

Otile is one of the two visiting amateurs invited alongside French golfer Romain Langasque.

Uganda professional golfer Vincent Byamukama and Uganda amateur open champion Ronald Otile, take to the Karen Golf Club course in Nairobi Thursday for the Barclays Kenya Open with different targets.

Whereas Byamukama is eager to become the first Ugandan to make the cut at the prestigious annual event, and partake in the 220,000 Euros (sh830m) prize money, Otile is out to impress with a chance to earn a ranking in the three-day event.

Otile is one of the two visiting amateurs invited alongside French golfer Romain Langasque.

It will be the first time that the tournament has featured foreign amateurs who will play alongside Kenya's Kenneth Bollo, John Karichu, John Kariuki and Mathew Wahome.

Byamukama is among a total field of 156 golfers from across the globe that are battling for the prize money in the tournament that attracts winners of regular European Challenge Tour Ranking Tournaments and Challenge Tour Invitations tournaments.

Byamukama tees off at 12.20 alongside Steven Tiley from England and, Ruaidhri Mcgee of Ireland while Otile starts on the back nine in a three-some with Simon Griffiths (England) and Tapio Pulkkanen from Finland.

South Africa's Haydn Porteous who won last year's event is missing at the championship that draws professionals from all over the world.

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