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Kadio registered for Kenya Open

12th February 2013
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Hassan Kadio has officially been lined up for Kenya Open championship that tees off at the par 71, 6,969 yards Karen Country and Golf Club in Southern Nairobi on Thursday

 

The former TPC-Moshi Club golfer who crossed over to Dar es Salaam Gymkhana five years ago is the only Tanzanian in the European PGA Challenge Tour event for Africa this season.

 

The towering player has joined 32 others from the host country for the event that has a huge prize fund package to the tune of Euros 195,000 courtesy of Barclays bank.

 

The draw is yet to be released but some of the competitors include former champions in the likes of Argentine Daniel Vancsik.

 

Kadio is making a debut appearance to the championship that has eluded Tanzanian representatives to make the valuable cut since 2004.

 

 The player was voted by his fellow Tanzanian professionals to appear for the championship based on his last season’s performances.

 

He has been impressive in tournaments staged in Uganda and Kenya, the basic reasons for most of the Dar professionals to opt for his presence in Nairobi.

 

The tournament’s most crucial rounds are the first two where competitors are supposed to make the cut as the field totaling 156 will be trimmed to a third.

 

Missing the cut has been the highlighted jinx among all Tanzanians who used to compete in the championship since 2005.

 

Save for Salim Mwanyenza who last featured in the tourney in 2004, the rest who flowed thereafter would not make any impact.

 

The poor performance was the reason behind the organizers reducing the slot from two to one golfer.

 

Kenya entries in the 72-hole championship includes Dismas Indiza, Brian Njoroge, Ganeev Giddie, Stefan Andersen, Anil Shah, Riz Charania, Nicholas Rokoine, Simon Ngige, David Odhiambo, Jacob Okello, David Wakhu, Richard Ainley, Sullivan Muthugia, Kopan Timbe, John Kagiri, Njuguna Ngige, Greg Snow, Ajay Shah, Hesbon Kutwa, Nelson Mudanyi, David Opati, James Karanja, Ali Kimani, Boniface Simwa, Paul Thuo, Ken Abuto and John Wangai.

 

The rest of the home golfers are amateurs Tony Omuli, Justus Madoya, Nelson Simwa, Mathew Omondi, Francis Kimani and jay Sadhu.

 

Uganda will be represented by Deo Akope and Herman Muthawe while Zambia has Madatso Muthiya. Emmanuel Ruterana is the only golfer from Rwanda. ends

 

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN