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Safari Tour: Ugandan pro golfer Akope writes history with Nyali win

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Deo Akope is now the first Ugandan professional golfer to win a Safari Tour leg. Courtesy Photo

Ugandan professional golfer Deo Akope on Wednesday became the first Ugandan to win a Safari Tour leg when he triumphed after round four of the fourth leg of Season 4 of the series played at Nyali Golf & Country Club in Kenya.

Akope, a Uganda Golf Club pro had a two shots lead after four rounds, returning 2 under par 282 (75, 68, 68 & 71). Kenyan pro Dismas Anyonyi Indiza was runner up off level par 284 (tie).

Akope, who is the captain of Uganda Professional Golfers Association (UPGA) was lying in a fourth tie in the second round on Monday on a one over total of 143 gross, yesterday pulled up with the day’s best score of three under par 68 gross to share the top tie with Kenya’s Simon Ngige who later tied with Indiza at the end of proceedings.

Another Ugandan who made the money cut, Ronald Rugumayo tied for 10th with two others off 8 over par 292. Simon Njogu and and Visitor Mapwanya were in the same bracket.

Third leg winner Robson Chinhoi tied for seventh with Murad Zikwa off 5 over par 289.

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