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- The event is open to all lady golfers in Africa and even outside the continent. Basically, we have invited golfers from those countries that normally invite us when ours is inactive,” said Siraki.
Dar es Salaam. Top golfers have set sights on competing in this year’s Tanzania Ladies Golf Open Championship scheduled to take place from September 16 to 17 at the Kili golf course in Arusha.
Speaking yesterday, Tanzania Ladies Golf Union (TLGU) president, Queen Siraki said that preparation for the event dubbed Sterling Tanzania Ladies Open 2023 is on top gear and called on golfers to confirm as per rules and regulations.
According to Siraki, they are currently hunting for sponsors so as to make the competition more successful. She said the body needs Sh30 million to facilitate the event.
She said that they will use the event to select the national team golfers ahead of the East and Central All Africa Regional Challenge Trophy (ECA) scheduled to be held in Kigali, Rwanda in November.
Tanzania is among 11 countries whose golfers will compete in the event.
Other countries are Burundi, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Reunion, DR Congo, and the host, Rwanda. Siraki said that currently, golfers are in preparations ahead of the 54-hole event.
“We are welcoming sponsors who will be ready to support both the event and golfers. The event will be a big test for local players who have been doing well in international competitions outside the country.
The event is open to all lady golfers in Africa and even outside the continent. Basically, we have invited golfers from those countries that normally invite us when ours is inactive,” said Siraki.
For her part, TLGU treasurer, Joyce Ndyetabura said the winner of the gross event will join Neema Olomi and Madina Idd of Arusha Gymkhana Club in the national team.
Neema was the first golfer to secure slot in the national team after winning Lugalo Ladies Open and later Madina who won Dar Ladies Open few weeks ago.
“There will be also silver and bronze categories while men will compete in subsidiary events. They will compete in Division A, B and C. Also in the event are juniors, seniors and professionals,” said Ndyetabura.
She said professional golfers will start competing on September 14 and 15. “To spice up the event, TLGU has organized other to events such as the longest drive and nearest to the pin. We call golfers to show up and compete,” said Ndyetabura.