Hakizimana keen to defend Uganda Open title

JEAN Baptiste Hakizimana is desperate to end the year on a high by defending his Uganda Open title scheduled for next month at the Par-72 Kitante Golf course.The 25-year-old, who had a poor outing at the KCB East Africa Golf Tour-Mombasa leg, last week, is optimistic about his chances of retaining his title in the 69th edition of the prestigious tournament.

JEAN Baptiste Hakizimana is desperate to end the year on a high by defending his Uganda Open title scheduled for next month at the Par-72 Kitante Golf course.

The 25-year-old, who had a poor outing at the KCB East Africa Golf Tour-Mombasa leg, last week, is optimistic about his chances of retaining his title in the 69th edition of the prestigious tournament.

“The fact that I won the tourney last year will give me a lot of confidence. I will have a few days’ training at Kitante golf course to get the feel of the greens,” Hakizimana said.

Over 35 golfers will take part in the three-day tourney that has Rwf11m in prize money.

Hakizimana endured a torrid run in Mombasa after finishing 19th.

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