Njoroge best placed to end 11-year Kenyan jinx at Uganda Open

first_img1971 – J. Kahugu (Sigona Golf Club)1972 – Ben Okello (Masaka Golf Club)1973 – Tom Taban (Uganda Golf Club)1974 – Alex Okodan (Uganda Golf Club)1975 – Ramathan Kayamba (Uganda Golf Club)1976 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1977 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1978 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1979 – 1980 – Not held1981 – Juma Jaffer (Uganda Golf Club)1982 – Juma Jaffer (Uganda Golf Club)1983 – Sadi Onito (Uganda Golf Club)1984 – John Mucheru (Uganda Golf Club)1985 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1986 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1987 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1988 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1989 – Allan Njoroge (Muthaiga Golf Club)1990- Dedan Kagonyera (Kabale Golf Club)1991 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1992 – Juma Jaffer (Uganda Golf Club)1993 – John Gavin (Uganda Golf Club)1994 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1995 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1996 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)1997 – Steven Birungi (Uganda Golf Club)1998 – Steven Birungi (Uganda Golf Club)1999 – Steven Birungi (Uganda Golf Club)2000 – Deo Akope (Entebbe Golf Club)2001 – Deo Akope (Entebbe Golf Club)2002 – Deo Akope (Entebbe Golf Club)2003 – Charles Yokwe (Jinja Golf Club)2004 – David Odhiambo (Nyanza Golf Club)2005 – Charles Yokwe (Jinja Golf Club)2006 – Amos Kamya (Entebbe Golf Club)2007 – Nicholas Rokoine (Muthaiga Golf Club)2008 – George Olayo (Entebbe Golf Club)2009 – Peter Ssendaula (Entebbe Golf Club)2010 – Brian Mwesigwa (Kabale Golf Club)2011 –Rogers Byaruhanga (Uganda Golf Club)2012 – Phillip Kasozi (Uganda Golf Club)2013 – Peter Ssendaula (Entebbe Golf Club)2014 – Kitata (Entebbe Golf Club)2015 – Ronald Otile (Tooro Golf Club)2016 – Ronald Otile (Tooro Golf Club)2017 – Ronald Rugumayo (Tooro Golf Club)2018 – Ronald Otile (Tooro Golf Club) Kenya’s Njoroge tees off yesterday. He is the overnight leader. PHOTO CASTLE-LITE MEDIA Tee off 12.30pm S Njoroge 213 S Njogu 215 R Otile 216 Tee off 12.20pm D Nduva 216 J Cwinyaai 221 D Asaba 223Venue: Lake Victoria Serena LIVE: Results (click)Final day draw (bottom)Entebbe, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG |  Kenya Railway Golf Club veteran Samuel Chege Njoroge gets an opportunity today to break an 11-year jinx for foreign entrants at the Uganda Amateur Golf Open.Ugandans have won the last 11 Opens, with Njoroge’s fellow countryman Nicholas Rokoine from Muthaiga Golf Club the last foreign entrant to win the title in 2007.Overnight leader Njoroge said he is well placed to win. ” This is a new course… everyone is new to it so whoever swings well, and whoever will have luck will win. I made some mistakes on Friday and if I try to avoid the mistakes, I believe I can win it,” he said.The Kenyan ace marches into today’s final round with a score of 213 from 54 holes, which is  a two stroke lead over another Kenyan Simon Njogu, and three over defending champion Ronald Otile. The long-hitting Kenya Railway Club golfer has finished in the top 10 in his past two attempts, with a 4th place finish in 2017.Njoroge puttsNjoroge carded 68 to take the lead Friday, and is one of only five who have played under par in the first three rounds. Three of the five are in today’s pressure group that promises a thrilling battle to a full gallery at the prestigious and picturesque Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa course at Kigo.The Kenyans will however have to contend with favourite Otile, who has stormed from being 13 behind the day one leader Njogu, to playing in the pressure group.After a disastrous start, that saw him card 82 strokes on Wednesday, he remained optimistic, and warned that, “It is a game. I played +10 today, but I can still play -10 tomorrow.”The 24-year old has come close to doing that already, hitting a course record 4 under 68 on Thursday, then breaking the record Friday with a stunning 6 under par 66 that had an eagle, six birdies and nine par scores in the 18 holes – completely demystifying the water hazards that dominate the course.What will not be good news for his opponents is the fact that after his six-under par score, Otile still feels there is room for improvement. “I need to play the course as it is and on regulations. I’ll also need to commit on putting tomorrow,” he said, when asked about his thoughts ahead of D-day.Last year, he came from 5 strokes behind in the very last 6 holes to win. A thrilling final day awaits golf fans at the 78th Uganda Amateur Golf Open.Friday’s all Kenyan pressure group heading to the back nine. PHOTO LOUIS JADWONGUganda Amateur Open Main Event Draw Day 4 – Uganda Open 2019 by The Independent Magazine on ScribdGolf Open Winners since 19321932 – H.Davidson (Uganda Golf Club)1933 – H.Davidson (Uganda Golf Club)1934 – R.W Hooker (Muthaiga Golf Club)1935 – J.D Rankine (Uganda Golf Club)1936 – J.D Rankine (Uganda Golf Clun)1937 – H. Davidson (Uganda Golf Club)1938 – R.W Bun (Mombasa Golf Club)1939 – J.E Higginson1940 – 1947 NOT HELD1948 – D. F Stewart (Uganda Golf Club)1949 – A.Q Roberts (Kitale Golf Club)1950 – N.C Elwell (Uganda Golf Club)1951 – N.C Elwell (Mwanza Golf Club)1952 – J.R Cooke (Uganda Golf Club)1953 – R.W Hooper (Nairobi Golf Club)1954 – M.Johnson (Kabalae Golf Club)1955 – J.R Oglive (Kitale Golf Club)1956 – J.R Oglive (Kitale Golf Club)1957 – Ian McAdam (Uganda Golf Club)1958 – Brian Malone (Uganda Golf Club)1959 – Ian McAdam (Uganda Golf Club)1960 – Mike Johnson (Mbale Golf Club)1961 – Mike Johnson (Mbale Golf Club)1962 – Mike Johnson (Mbale Golf Club)1963 – John Higginson (Uganda Golf Club)1964 – John Higginson (Uganda Golf Club)1965 – Muhammed Rajab (Nairobi Golf Club)1966 – John Higginson (Uganda Golf Club)1967 – I.Pattinson (Dar es Salaam Golf Club)1968 – G.Burrows (Uganda Golf Club)1969 – M.Rajab(Nairobi Golf Club)1970 – M.Couma (Uganda Golf Club) Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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PROSPECT PARK IMPRESSIVE WINNER OF $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE; DESORMEAUX, SISE TEAM FOR 5 ¼ LENGTH WIN AS SON OF TAPIT GETS ONE MILE IN 1:35.67

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2015)–Restrained early and full of run around the far turn, Prospect Park went on to an ultra impressive score in Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, as the 3-year-old colt by top stallion Tapit drew off to win by 5 ¼ lengths under Kent Desormeaux while covering a flat mile in 1:35.67.Owned and bred in Kentucky by Pam and Martin Wygod, the Clifford Sise, Jr. trainee shortened up off a maiden win going 1 1/16 miles on Dec. 27 and thus stamped himself as a potential candidate to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4 with one of the most impressive 3-year-old performances of the young meeting.“We want to stretch him back out of course, today was more about conditions,” said Sise. “We wanted to school him, take him back a little bit and it worked out. Now we’ll be looking at different races throughout the country for him and we’ll try to get some Kentucky Derby (qualifying) points…If that goes well, then who knows?”The 7-2 second choice in a field of five sophomores, paid $9.80, $5.00 and $5.00. Out of the Bertrando mare Quiet Romance, Prospect Park registered his second win from five starts and bagged $34,800 for the win, increasing his earnings to $86,570.A close fourth and bottled inside coming to the quarter pole, Desormeaux found a seam three off the rail leaving the three sixteenths pole, and the race was for all intents and purposes, over.“It seemed like it was over in forty feet and he came home so fast,” said Desormeaux.Early pacesetter St. Joe Bay, who was ridden by Elvis Trujillo, finished second, one length in front of longshot Rockinatten. Off at 9-2, Rockinatten paid $5.00 and $4.40.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Rockinatten finished third, a half length in front of odds-on favorite The Gomper and paid $7.00 to show.Off at 1-2, The Gomper stalked the field to the far turn and appeared full of run under Joe Talamo, but flattened out through the drive.Fractions on the race were 23.47, 46.76, 1:10.87 and 1:23.28.First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

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Heath Schroyer Named McNeese Men’s Basketball Head Coach

first_imgIn addition, three of Schroyer’s assistants over the years are current Division I head coaches – Barrett Peery at Portland State, Dedrique Taylor at Cal State Fullerton, and Anthony Stewart at UT Martin.His hire must be approved by the Louisiana Board of Supervisors, of which McNeese State is a member. LAKE CHARLES, La. – A new and exciting era of McNeese basketball is upon us when on Thursday, Director of Athletics Bruce Hempill announced the hiring of BYU Associate Head Coach Heath Schroyer to lead the Cowboys’ basketball program.An introductory press conference will be held at noon on Monday in the End Zone Room, located on the second floor of the Jack V. Doland Field House. The public is invited to attend.Schroyer, who has 20 years of Division I coaching experience including nine years as a Division I head coach, broke into the coaching ranks in 1996 at Fresno City College before being hired on a year later at BYU for his first stint with the Cougars.After spending four seasons at BYU (1997-2001) where he helped rebuild a team that won one game in 1996-97 to the Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament championships in 2000-01, he was an assistant coach at Wyoming (2001-02) where he helped guide the Cowboys to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 1987-88 season.Following his stint at Wyoming, Schroyer earned his his first head coaching job at Portland State from 2002-05 where he led the Vikings to 19 wins and the Big Sky Conference title in 2004-05 for the school’s first league title in any men’s sport.He went on to become the associate head coach at Fresno State from 2005-07 and then back to Wyoming as head coach from 2007-11.Schroyer was hired as an assistant coach at UNLV from 2011-14 where he was named one of the nation’s top 15 assistant coaches twice in three seasons. He helped UNLV land four McDonald’s All-Americans and two top 10 recruiting classes in three seasons.He was named the head coach at UT-Martin in 2014 and guided the Skyhawks to back-to-back 20-win seasons and back-to-back appearances in the CIT.While at UT-Martin, Schroyer was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year and was a finalist for mid-major Coach of the Year for the 2014-15 season.He spent the 2016-17 season as the assistant head coach at North Carolina State and rejoined the BYU staff this past season where he has helped guide the Cougars to a 24-win season and an appearance in the NIT.last_img read more

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Maguire confirmed at Tigers

first_imgThe NRL’s coaching carousel has taken its next stop with Ivan Cleary released by the Tigers and Maguire confirmed as his successor for the next three seasons.Maguire will continue his role with the New Zealand national team, a role handed to him after he was sacked by Souths at the end of last year.The news broke after the Kiwis were beaten 18-16 by England in Hull this morning to go 1-0 down in the three-match series, and NZRL chief executive Greg Peters said they had no issue with Maguire combining dual roles.”We were aware when we appointed Michael that this was the likely outcome.”He made it clear to us from the outset that he wanted to coach in the NRL again as well as coach the Kiwis. He wants to develop a winning culture that takes us to the World Cup.”He knows we have confidence in him being able to continue his vital role with the Kiwis in the current series against England and in the years to come.”In rugby league’s worst kept secret, Cleary is now free to join son Nathan at Penrith on a five-year deal this week while Maguire returns to the NRL fold to continue the Tigers’ rebuild.A premiership-winner at South Sydney in 2014 and with a winning record of 61 per cent in both the NRL and English Super League, Maguire is viewed as credentialed enough to release Cleary from the final two years of his deal.”Ivan oversaw a period of significant change at Wests Tigers and his work will leave a positive impact on the club,” Tigers chair Marina Go said.”This was a situation not of our making but I’m proud of the professional manner that the club has conducted itself.”I believe we’re now in a very strong position to move forward over the coming years.”A noted hard task master, Maguire turned the Rabbiotohs from perennial battlers into a premiership-winning force in his six years at the club, taking them to the finals in his first four seasons.He will have a similar challenge ahead of him at the Tigers, who finished ninth last season amid Cleary’s rebuild but missed the finals for the seventh-straight year.”I plan on building on the strong foundation that has been put in place and work closely with the players’ leadership group to build a stronger organisation on and off the field,” Maguire said.”The biggest appeal in taking on this role is being able to work with the leadership that has been built on and off the field at Wests Tigers.”I want this club to be viewed as a long-term successful club that everyone wants to be a part of and this will involve staff, players, families, members and supporters.”Maguire is expected to return in time from the Kiwis’ tour of England for the Tigers’ first main day back at training on November 12.last_img read more

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Release so-called ‘PPP/C-BK agreement’ – Nandlall challenges Williams

first_imgHaags Bosch settlementAs the controversy over who exactly initiated a multimillion US dollar settlement with BK International over the Haags Bosch landfill site continues to rage, former Attorney General (AG) Anil Nandlall on Wednesday rubbished claims by his successor, Basil Williams, that the former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government had agreed to compensate the contractor, who threatened legal action after his contract was terminated for shoddy work.Attorney General Basil WilliamsFormer AG Anil NandlallEarlier this year, the current Administration agreed to pay BK International US$5.7 million as an out-of-court settlement for the terminated contract and works completed “satisfactorily”. At that time, Williams had argued that the settlement was necessary, since the Government was fearful of losing a US$10 million lawsuit filed by the contractor.However, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan subsequently rubbished the AG’s claims and stated that there was no legal action taken and the payout was done on the basis of a mere letter from BK International threatening to sue the Government for US$10 million.Williams has since sought to cast blame on the former Government, which he said, had already agreed to pay BK.But, in a statement on Wednesday, Nandlall challenged Williams to make public the agreement he claimed the PPP/C Government had signed with BK, stating that it was impossible since no such agreement existed.He described the AG’s claim as “an utterly new and incredulous explanation which the nation is now being fed”.“It will be noted that he did not provide a copy of this alleged agreement of the previous Administration to pay BK International. He cannot do so. There is none; unless of course, one is now being concocted. If such an agreement existed, I have no doubt, it would have been produced, publicly, months ago,” Nandlall said.The former AG said he hoped the submission of invoices for payment by the contractor was not interpreted as an agreement by the Government to pay.He added that even though the matter has been in the public domain since earlier this year, such an explanation was never proffered by the Government.In fact, Nandlall recalled that the AG spoke at length on the BK settlement in the Committee of Supply during the consideration of a supplementary budget on August 8, 2016, but this excuse was not provided.“The truth of the matter is if there was an agreement to pay, the payment would have been made and the contract would not have been terminated by the PPP/C Administration. The sole reason for contention was precisely because of the Government’s refusal to pay,” Nandlall explained.He declared that “no amount of interrogating the contract” by the Attorney General would change these facts.Efforts to contact the Attorney General proved futile, as calls to his mobile phone went unanswered.last_img read more

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New E Division Headquarters 95% complete

first_imgThe newly constructed E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Headquarters, situated at Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) is now 95 per cent complete. The project, which was initially expected to wrap up June month-end is now past its deadline. However, Divisional Commander Anthony Vanderhyden has indicated that the contractor is now applying the “finishing touches” on the building.Among the works to be completed are internal electrical wiring as well as the fenceThe new E Division Headquartersand landscaping.Construction work had commenced last December after the former structure was demolished to facilitate the reconstruction of a $80 million modern policing facility, equipped with all modern amenities. The project is being funded through an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan. The Divisional Commander had noted that while the project was expected to take up to five months to be completed it was given an extended period of a month. The larger two-storey facility which is being constructed measures approximately 135 feet by 45 feet. The modern facility, when completed, is expected to bring about an ease in the state of affairs at the Police Station.Presently, the Police department is operating out of make shift offices within its compound, in an effort to facilitate the reconstruction process.last_img read more

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Questions for Baca

first_imgJUST what is Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca up to these days? To hear some members of the county Board of Supervisors tell it, serious financial mischief. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky says that in an effort to stave off federal intervention, Baca created 285 phantom positions in the department, then “filled” them by spending massive sums on overtime. The supervisors take issue with such antics, seeing that it’s their job, not Baca’s, to make the budget. And they want to know what, exactly, Baca has done with the extra $250 million they’ve given him over the past three years to address jail problems. It’s a valid question, especially since Baca has repeatedly claimed that he needs a tax hike to hire more deputies. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Yaroslavsky has called for an investigation of the sheriff’s spending, and that seems like a good idea.last_img read more

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Alex Trebek suffers minor heart attack

first_imgAlex Trebek, longtime host of TV’s classic game show “Jeopardy!” was hospitalized Tuesday after suffering a minor heart attack, according to the show. Trebek, 67, was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center late Monday night and was expected to remain there about two days for tests and observation, said a show representative not authorized to discuss the matter who requested anonymity. The official “Jeopardy!” Web site said: “He is resting comfortably in a Los Angeles hospital, and he will be back in the studio for the next scheduled tapings in January.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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BROTHER OF MAN LEFT BRAIN-DAMAGED IN LETTERKENNY ATTACK SLAMS HEALTH AUTHORITIES

first_imgThe brother of a man left brain-damaged after he was attacked in Co Donegal five years ago has criticised the health authorities.Mark McShane, 40, was left unable to recognise his own children after the attack in Letterkenny, for which two men were jailed for five years.The Derry man later had part of his brain removed. His brother John said he now lived on his own and struggled to survive everyday.“He still is pretty much brain-damaged and possibly is going to be for the rest of his life,” John told BBC Radio Foyle.“Mark finds it pretty difficult to survive on his own.“All the care that Mark gets is provided by his family, because as far as all those outside agencies are concerned, they seem to have walked away from him.“Mark refused to go to a clinic on one or two occasions and it seems to be that no one ever contacted Mark to see if he wanted to come back.“It’s a lot of strain on my mother; it’s a lot of strain on all of us because every day somebody has to do something for Mark, take him somewhere, cook for him, clean for him. He exists, that’s it, but as far as his mental state is concerned, he would be pretty much childish.”He said he would like to see the brain injury clinic do more to help Mark, and he said the Housing Executive could do more to improve his accommodation.The Western Health and Social Care Trust said it could not comment on an individual case but that Mark’s family could raise concerns about his treatment directly with staff or through its complaints system: the Patients’ Advocate Office.The statement added: “The Acquired Brain Injury Service is working within the agreed regional standards and quality indicators on acquired brain injuries. These acknowledge brain injury is a lifelong condition but state that ‘the active participation and engagement of people with a brain injury is central to any rehabilitation process’.”The Housing Executive said it had received a report about a cylinder leaking at Mark’s address and its contractor called at the property twice, but could not gain access. A spokesperson said a maintenance officer would call at the property on August 8 to carry out an inspection and any items found to be defective or in need of repair would be addressed.Two Donegal men are serving five-year sentences for their part in the attack.BROTHER OF MAN LEFT BRAIN-DAMAGED IN LETTERKENNY ATTACK SLAMS HEALTH AUTHORITIES was last modified: August 8th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:brain damagedletterkenny attackMark McShanelast_img read more

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Michaels joins in retail boom

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE — The bustling 10th Street West retail corridor is due to get a Michaels craft store and several new restaurants, city officials and developers say. The Michaels craft store will go into a renovated former Kmart store, and restaurants are planned in that center and elsewhere along 10th Street West between the Antelope Valley Mall and Technology Drive. “There’s an awful lot of demand here,” Mayor Jim Ledford said. “When you get a median income and cost of living like we have here, it spells disposable income.” The former Kmart shopping center at the northeast corner of 10th Street West and Rancho Vista Boulevard is getting a continued makeover that started with the opening of Wickes furniture store. Until the Wickes store opened in November, the building had stood vacant for three years. The building is part of a retail complex called Sierra Commons that is being developed by Grae Palmdale Rancho Vista LLC, the same firm that developed the Amargosa Commons shopping center a quarter-mile south. Sierra Commons will also be getting a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, a Pick Up Stix Asian food restaurant, Jared’s Jewelers, and a Pacific Dental office. Michaels and the other businesses will be open late this year. With the new additions, there is now roughly 20,000 square feet of space left to be leased, said Dan Otter, one of the project’s developers. A family-style buffet and grill restaurant called Golden Corral is planned on 2.5 acres south of Technology Drive east of 10th Street West. Construction is tentatively set to begin later this summer or early fall on the 11,000-square-foot building. Construction will take about five months. The restaurant is expected to employ 130 to 150 workers. A number of other restaurant chains continue to express interest in Palmdale in general and the Antelope Valley Mall area in particular. One possible addition to the mall is a BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. A spokesman for the company said the Palmdale location is one it is interested in, but no lease agreement has been finalized. Likewise, Soup Plantation also is interested in Palmdale and has looked at sites, but no agreements have been signed. City officials said the On The Border Mexican restaurant chain is also interested in possibly locating a restaurant at the mall. Just to the east of Sierra Commons, on the south side of Rancho Vista Boulevard, a building that will house a Sherman Williams paint store and a Cycle Gear motorcycle accessory store is going up. About another 6,000 square feet remains to be leased, Otter said. — Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.comlast_img read more

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