Last weekend professional golf player, Abbey Bagalana failed to emerge in the first leg of the 12-tournament series at Limuru Country Club. He however joined by Phillip Kasozi who is also last season’s tour‘s best Ugandan competitor.
The duo will be in search for points to redeem team Uganda in the second leg of the 2020/21 Safari Tour at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club on Monday.
Kasozi who also failed to earn an automatic entry into the sh.1b Magical Kenya Open which is the ultimate prize of the tour though this time it will be aiming for consistency and earn points from every leg in order to stand a chance.
Kasozi teed off yesterday at 10 am alongside Kennedy Abuto and Boniface Simwa in the event that has attracted 58 professionals contending for the top prize which is sh3.5m for the winner.
Robinson Chinhoi from Zimbabwe also grabbed direct entry into Kenya open having finished among the best two non-Kenyan nationals before the tournament was cancelled citing the coronavirus outbreak.
The Royal Nairobi leg is the second in a series of 12 tournaments that will constitute the 2020/21 Safari Tour, where players will play in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda culminating with the 2021 Magical Kenya Open set to be hosted at the Karen Country.
Kenya’s Greg Snow won the opening leg of the annual series at Limuru Golf Club last week.in addition to that Greg plays at Muthaiga golf club and won five games last season. He has also produced a four-round total of one over par 289 despite the long lay off occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.
Depending on how the course is set, an under-par score may not be an easy task to achieve. It should be also noted that joining the pros in the Kenya Open Golf limited-owned second leg safari tour are seven amateurs.
It is still at Limuru that Snow beat former Kenya Amateur Golf Championship series champion Samuel Njoroge of the Kenya Railway Golf club and Windsor’s Rizwan Charania by one shot.