Tanzania Open 2016
Having been approached by the Tanzania Golf Union, the Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate hosted the Tanzania Open 2016, from the 12th to the 14th of August. With professional and amateur golfers from all over East Africa taking part, the largest event on Tanzania's golfing calendar was a great success!
The special guest, Tanzania's honorable Minister of Information, Culture, Arts & Sport; Nape Nnauye was pleasantly surprised with Kiligolf's wonderful golf course and promises to do all he can to help promote the growth of golf in Tanzania. Kiligolf would like to thank Minister Nape Nnauye for attending the event and for all his great support.
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The winner (gross) of the Pro division, with 295 strokes was Jacob Okello from Kenya who walked away a happy man with Tsh 6,000,000. Kenyan dominance continued with Simon Ngige (298) in 2nd place, Tony Omuli (299) in 3rd place and Justus Madoya (306) in 4th place. Philip Kasozi from Uganda and Dismas Indiza from Kenya tied 5th with 307 strokes. We are happy to announce that 9th place (joint with JW Karanja) with 311 strokes, went to Tanzania's very own John Leonce from the Arusha Gymkhana Club!
The Pro course record went to Simon Ngige with 69 points.
Amateur A division
The winner (gross) of the Amateur division and official winner of the Tanzania Open trophy, with 302 strokes, was Robinson Owiti from Kenya! Tanzania's Victor Joseph from the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club kept the competition alive till the last minute, and came second by just 1 stroke! 3rd place went to Tanzania's Eric Nyenza (310) from Tanzania's People Defense Forces Lugalo Golf Club, whilst 4th place was tied by Tanzania's Abas Adam and Kenya's John Kamau with 311 strokes. Kiligolf's very own Caddie Master; Isaac Wanyeche came 5th with 312 strokes.
The Amateur course record went to Kiligolf's Issac Wanyeche, who also scored 69 points.
Amateur B division (Gross)
1st: Noel Mheni (184)
2nd: Alex Rechsteiner (181)
3rd: Fadhil Hussein (180)
Amateur C division (Gross)
1st: Adrian Roelofs (190)
2nd: Shaizad Bhanji & Rajveer Singh (192)
3rd: David Rechsteiner (199)
Ladies division (Gross)
1st: Neema Olomi (167)
2nd: Christine Flentge (210)
3rd: Saskia Rechsteiner (231)
Junior Boys Winner (Gross): Manraj Chadha (183)
Junior Ladies Winner (Gross): Celina Patel (219)
Senior Winner (Gross): Tony Frisby (178)
A huge congratulations must go out to all the professionals and amateurs who traveled far and wide to attend this year's Tanzania Open at Kiligolf! The fantastic turnout made the event all that more memorable, and we hope to see you all again next year.
The Kilimanjaro Golf & Wildlife Estate would like to extend an enormous thank you to the huge variety of sponsors that made the Tanzania Open 2016 such a fantastic event.
Together we have managed to not only host the biggest golfing event in Tanzania, but help promote the sport of golf in East Africa. We hope our partnerships will continue well in to the future.
Kiligolf would like particularly like to thank the title sponsors:
- Gold Sponsor: First National Bank
- Bronze Sponsors: PwC & Jack Daniels
"Working together to make Tanzania the next golfing destination of the world!"
Kiligolf is happy to announce Tsh 1,000,000 from the proceeds of the Tanzania Open 2016 will go towards the Kiligolf Community Development Programme that provides education, employment and basic amenities to Kitefu, Kwa Ugoro, Maroroni and Migadini villages.
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