Uganda 2013 Open Golf Championship Kicks Off


view geneva;”>The 71st edition of the Uganda Open was officially opened by Mrs. Grace Nshemeire Gwaku, stomach Uganda Breweries Limited Marketing Director.

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Speaking at the opening, Mrs Nshemeire said, “This year’s tournament has generated much enthusiasm amongst Uganda golfers and international names and Tusker Malt Lager is proud to be sponsoring the event for the 3rd time as it grows bigger and better.”

This tournament has attracted more than 200 golfers from the East-African region comprising amateur players who will compete in the subsidiary event and over 40 professionals who will compete in the main event this thrilling and gruelling four-day competition.

They will be battling off for the Shs30 million as the prize money.

Meanwhile, tensions were high as Phillip Kasozi the defending champion teed off to a strong start.

Some of the key names to look out for this year include Rogers Byaruhanga, Adolf Muhumuza, Willy Kitatta and Gideon Kagyenzi who will all be battling for the top honour.

Mr. Amos Nzeyi, President of the Uganda Golf Union wished luck to all the golfers participating in this year’s tournament and thanked the regional golf fraternity for sending their representatives to the Uganda Open.

“I acknowledged Tusker Malt Lager’s support for the golfing fraternity in Uganda and hope that this partnership continues in the future”, he added.

The Uganda Open 2013 will be rounded off with a podium prize-giving ceremony for the top three at the 18th hole on the final day of the championship followed by a celebratory dinner to honour all the participants which will be hosted by Tusker Malt Lager in association with the Uganda Golf Union.


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