All Set for the Tee of the 74th Uganda Golf Open

Golfers during a light warm up on Tuesday at Kitante golf course.

The stage is set, look golfers are ready and final preparations have been done ahead of the much anticipated tee of the 74th Uganda golf open slated for Wednesday at the par 72 golf course in Kitante.

The first round draws of the amateur category that tees off on Wednesday were drawn with defending champion Ronald Otile falling in the same pool with Zambian hot property Aaron Simfukwe who has been tauted to be Otile main competitor.

With just a few hours left, pilule the golfers had a feel of the course on Tuesday ahead of the tee off on Wednesday morning that will have Otile go up gainst club mate at Toro golf club, Adolf Muhumuza, Kenyan Edwin Mudenyi and Simfukwe in group B at 8:00am.

Otile almost missed out on defending his title but a late intervention from the Uganda golf union made sure the 21 year old golfer was flown in last Sunday.

The four day competition will see over 100 amateur golfers take part with at least four in each group. With the professional golfers expected to compete starting on 31st August – 3rd September at the same course.

Last year, Otile shot an opening two under par 70 before attaining 75,76,76 in the preceding three days to become the youngest golfer to the win the accolade at the age 20 finishing two points above Gideon Kagyenzi.


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