Uganda Golf Professionals’ Captain, Deo Akope has shot 3 over par 74 gross to take a commanding lead at the 2014 Chairman’s cup (professionals’ category) at the par 71 lakeside Entebbe Golf course.
‘There is still a lot to play for with the second day of action coming on Friday’, the opening day leader told Kawowo Sports.
The Opio duo of Silver and Onito of Entebbe and Jinja clubs respectively closely follow with a total gross of 75.
2014 Onito Memorial winner, Fred Wanzala of Jinja Club is 5 over (on 76 gross), tied with 3 other golfers – Vincent ‘Alari’ Byamukama, Denis Anguyo and Entebbe green keeper, George Olayo.
Only the top 8 professionals will make the cut by the close of business on the second and final day of action, where Ug.shs 5 Million has been staked for the pros.
The professionals’ final day of action will be played on Friday with the main event coming on Saturday.
A golfer is allowed a maximum of only 4 clubs during this event,sponsored by Marsh Alexander Forbes.
Chairmans’ Cup (Pros) leaderboard – Day One:
1- Deo Akope – 74
T2- Emma Opio Onito – 75
T2 -Silver Opio – 75
T3- Fred Wanzala – 76
T3 -Vincent Byamukama – 76
T3- Denis Anguyo – 76
T3 -George Olayo – 76