2019/20 Safari Tour: Impressive field confirmed for Nyali’s Safari Tour

Friday, August 23rd, 2019 00:00 |
Royal Nairobi Golf Club’s Eric Ooko in action at the Nyali Golf and Country last year. He will be in action this weekend in opening leg Nyali. Photo/PD/FREDRICK LIKUYANI

Webster Nyandika

The first leg of the 2019/20 Safari Tour Golf series which  tees off tomorrow at the Nyali Golf and Country Club in Mombasa, has attracted an impressive field of over 40 professionals from around the region.

Among the notable names set to battle it out for a share of the Sh1 million prize kitty, include defending series champion, Greg Snow, Golf Park’s David Wakhu who won in Nyali last year, hard-hitting Dismas Indiza and Windsor Golf Club’s Riz Charania. Mohit Mediratta, who missed most of the Safari Tour action last season, makes a return to the tournament this weekend.

The field also includes entries from Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.  Among the regional players whose entries have been received by the tournament organisers, Kenya Open Golf Limited, include Tanzania’s Nuru Mollel, Rajabu Pembe and Abdalla Yusuf; Uganda’s Philip Kasozi, Mwanja Becca, Dennis Anguyo, Bagalana Abbey and Toolit Brian; and double Sunshine Tour champion from Zimbabwe, Charamba Tongoona.

The event also features entries from elite amateurs, notably Zayan Din from Nyali.

The four-day tournament will tee off with a Pro-Am event which will see the Professional golfers play with amateurs on Saturday at the same venue, before the main competition which will be played from Sunday to Wednesday August 28.

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