South Africa’s Joshua Seale stamped his name in the books of Uganda’s Golf history after winning the 2016 Tusker Malt Uganda Open Pros tournament.
Joshua Seale posted an impressive 286 with two under par to become the new champion of the Tusker Malt Uganda Open. He had 72 on Day One, 72 on Day Two, 73 on Day Three and 69 on Day Four to fend off the advances by Zambia’s Muthiya Madalitso and Kenya’s Kopan Timbe.
Last year’s champion, Muthiya Madalitso, came in second after posting 291. Madalitso had gone into Day Two of the Tusker Malt Uganda Open in joint lead with Kenya’s Andersen Stefan but a triple Bogey on Hole 5 and a bogey on Hole 16 left him chasing Joshua Seale’s shadow.
Seale was relentless as he went into Day Four with an attacking mindset. His consistency throughout the final day as his colleagues in the same pressure group kept on slipping was a major weapon in his Arsenal.
Madalitso posted 291 with two over par while Kopan posted 291. Andersen came in fourth place after posting 291 too.
Uganda’s biggest hope at the tournament, Mawa Saidi, came in seventh place posting a score of 293.
Coming into the tournament, Joshua Seale had promised that he was here to win the tournament and there was no other option for him.
“Although the course was challenging at every turn, I knew I could use it to my advantage. I am elated with my latest achievement and I leave Uganda with fond memories. It has been a good tournament and my opponents gave me a good game. I will be back next year to defend my championship.” Said Joshua Seale.
Seale bagged UGX 24, 750,000 million for his win in the Tusker Malt Uganda Open. He now joins an elite class of golfers to have played in Uganda and win the Open.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Uganda Breweries Limited Managing Director, Mr. Mark Ociti said; “It is with genuine admiration that I offer congratulations to the tournament winner Joshua Seale after what has been an outstanding performance. Congratulations are also in order to all the award winners – your hard work and dedication is truly appreciated. Thank you for what you do for the game.”
“I sincerely thank the Uganda Golf Union for its dedication, honor and patience in organizing the Open and all other tournaments in Uganda’s golf circles.” He added.
Uganda Breweries Limited, through its flagship premium beer Tusker Malt Lager, for the 6th year in a row, were the title sponsors of the Uganda Golf Open. Tusker Malt Lager moved to augment its commitment to the game of Golf by further increasing its cash sponsorship from UGX 200 million shillings to UGX 230 million shillings. An additional UGX 270 million shillings as noncash sponsorship was also injected into the tournament, taking the total sponsorship kit up to UGX 500 million shillings.
Tusker Malt Lager embodies the spirit of the game of golf. Tusker Malt lager is slow brewed with an ingredient base of 100% malt giving it that unmistakably rich, smooth premium taste that is widely recognized and that consumers have grown to love.