One hundred million shillings worth of prizes will be up for stake when the 71st Tusker Malt Uganda Amateur Golf Championship swings into action at the par 71 Entebbe golf course on September 5-8.
Uganda Breweries under their premium brand Tusker Malt have this morning sunk 100 million shillings into this year’s tournament upping their sponsorship from last year where they sunk 69 million. It’s the biggest sponsorship on the local golf calendar according to the Uganda Golf Union vice president Kiryowa Kiwanuka.
“We have received 100 golfers for the main event while 60 have so far registered for the subsidiary and between 40 and 45 professionals are expected from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda,” Kiwanuka said at the launch at the Uganda Golf Club. “We thank Uganda Breweries for sponsoring this event for a third year running. We also thank them for promoting sports in the country particularly golf and we have no doubt that the new found partnership will go along way in promoting golf in Uganda to international standards.”
This year the professionals will be battling for 30 million that up from last year’s 26 million a total of 25 professionals will share the kitty which is the higest ever played for by the professionals last year’s winner was Dismas Indiza, from Mumias Golf Club.
Last year’s winner in the Main event is national captain Philip Kasozi, who will be seeking back to back wins at the most prestigious event on the Uganda Golf Union calendar.
Past Open Winners
2006 Amos Kamya
2007 Nicholas Rokoine
2008 George Olayo
2009 Peter Ssendaula
2010 Brian Mwesigwa
2011 Rogers Byaruhanga
2012 Philip Kasozi