Friday, June 21, 2024

Uganda: Two Time Winners Akope and Chinhoi Skip Uganda Professional-Open

Kampala, Uganda — Former champion Deo Akope, will skip this yr’s version of the Johnnie Walker Uganda Professional Golf Open Championship that tees off tomorrow on the Uganda Golf Membership.

Akope, winner in 2006 and 2014, has been fighting a hip harm and has been suggested to relaxation and obtain medical remedy as a substitute of aggrevating it. “Sadly it is not going to occur this yr. It is actually a disgrace that this has occurred on a course that I do know behind my thoughts,” Akope stated in a written assertion.

“I’ve tried the whole lot to see that I may very well be a part of it however I believe my well being comes first. The Medical doctors have suggested to offer in a relaxation as a substitute of aggrevating it extra by forcing to play.”

This yr’s version has attracted African Execs from Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, Namibia, Nigeria, Malawi and South Africa.

Two time winner 2020 and 2022 Robson Chinhoi, has skipped this yr’s version as a consequence of his involvement within the profitable South African Sunshine Tour.

“My followers will miss seeing me within the combine as common however that is the scenario at hand. Will see if I might be able to play the Entebbe Open,” Akope said. “We’ve got a powerful native discipline and I imagine they will win this tourn tbhament on our house turf.”

Uganda Open Golf Champion 2015,2016 and 2018 Ronald Otile, returns to the Open this yr as a Skilled having joined the Skilled class in North Carolina, the place he graduated from Livingston School.

His namesake Ronald Rugumayo, has simply returned from South Africa, the place he has been taking part in on the Sunshine tour along with the Kibuku siblings who’ve been taking part in additionally in South Africa on the identical tour. Patrick Obath, the match director of the Safari Tour is anticipated within the nation.

The winner of Uganda Professional Golf Open Championship will stroll away with sh21 million out of the 100 million prize kitty.

The highest 30 will share the kitty and earn factors for the Safari Tour.

The Uganda Open is a Safari Tour occasion along with the Entebbe Open, which was formally launched right this moment with prize fund of 36 million shillings.

The match is sponsored by Uganda Breweries Restricted beneath their model Johnnie Walker, co-sponsors are ABSA Financial institution Uganda, Pinnacle Safety Restricted, Crown Drinks, NBS Sport, HK Properties, Medisell, Case Medical Companies, HTC Hub, NCS, Royal and Historical

Winners of Professional Open since 2006:

2006 – Deo Akope (Uganda)