Golfers shift focus to Tz Open

After missing out at the just concluded Barclays Kenya Open, Rwanda’s professional golfers Emmanuel Ruterana and Jean Baptista Hakizimana are now eyeing the KCB Tanzania Open set for May 12-13 in Arusha.With prize money of over Rwf7m, Ruterana is aiming for a top display.“We missed out on The Kenya Open but this is a new challenge and we are looking forward to it,” he said of the tournament which will be staged at Arusha Gymkhana Golf Club.
Emmanuel Ruterana during a past tournament. (File photo)
Emmanuel Ruterana during a past tournament. (File photo)

After missing out at the just concluded Barclays Kenya Open, Rwanda’s professional golfers Emmanuel Ruterana and Jean Baptista Hakizimana are now eyeing the KCB Tanzania Open set for May 12-13 in Arusha.

With prize money of over Rwf7m, Ruterana is aiming for a top display.“We missed out on The Kenya Open but this is a new challenge and we are looking forward to it,” he said of the tournament which will be staged at Arusha Gymkhana Golf Club.

The event also serves as a warm up to the KCB Rwanda Open slated to run from May 25-29 at the Kigali Golf Club.
The KCB Group today announced a sponsorship deal of Kshs 8.7 million for the East African Golf Tour 2011 Series in February.

The tour, which draws both amateur and professional golfers, covers a total of eight months and promises to be competitive and attractive the tournaments are held in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

The KCB East African Golf Tour, Kenya’s premier golf championship modelled along the Sunshine, Asia, and European and US PGA tours – comprises three regional events in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda with a prize fund of KShs1 million each.

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