Golfer Kasozi searches for points at Rift Valley show

Wednesday November 20 2019

Showtime. Leading Ugandan pro Kasozi has 125.5

Showtime. Leading Ugandan pro Kasozi has 125.5 points. PHOTO BY EDDIE CHICCO 

By Darren.A.Kyeyune

The increment of professional golf events from Uganda onto the Safari Tour Series has inevitably had seven players join the points’ charts.

Phillip Kasozi leads that cast of Ugandans in 12th place out of 39 with 125.5 points after five legs thus far on the Series in the race for the tickets to the Magical Kenya Open come March.

He will yet again be the man in the spotlight for Uganda when the sixth leg of the Series takes place at the Great Rift Valley & Golf Resort in Naivasha today.

Kasozi is the only Ugandan player who scored Series’ points on all home events after making cuts at the Uganda Open two months, the Entebbe Open and the Safari Open in Kigo early this month.

“I should have done even better,” Kasozi often reminisces of his respective 13th, 17th and 10th place finishes. He also tied in fifth with Henry Lujja and Herman Mutebi on 143 as teenager David Kamulindwa won the Kakira Open in Jinja on Saturday.

Scoring points away is a tall order. “Rift Valley course is forest-like and tough. Giving up is never an option. Cry get up and grind,” Kasozi says.


Home boy Kenyan Jastas Madoya, who won the Entebbe Open, is keen maximising home advantage and top the leaderboard.

However, he will face some friendly fire from money maker Dismas Indiza who won the Safari Open. Indiza leads the Series’ charts with 240.6 points.