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Mugyenzi, Kagombe Reign at 2018 Uganda Seniors Golf Championship

 

John Mugyenzi and Edrae Kagombe were top performers as the Civil Aviation Authority 2018 Uganda Seniors Open golf championship came to a climax on Sunday.

Mugyezi won the overall title in the men’s category with a net total of 141 strokes over 36 holes in the two day event held at the Uganda golf course in Kitante.

On the other hand, Kagombe came top in the ladies category with a return of 144 strokes beating competition from her closest opponent Grace Kabobero by just two strokes.

For the third year running, the seniors open has been bankrolled by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) who injected 25 million shillings in this year’s championship a rise from 22M last year.

Fred Bamwesigye, the deputy Managing Director who graced the closing ceremony indicated that this is one of the flagship events that mark the annual global aviation week that runs between 1st to 7th December.

” Civil Aviation Authority is honoured to sponsor this tournament once again for the third year running. We have seen good value for money. The tournament always kick starts our celebrations for the aviation week. This will be our flagship event. We remain committed to the cause of supporting sports growth like we have done in netball and chess.” He said.

“We sponsor this event as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility because many people including from the golf fraternity are our customers.” Added Bamwesigye.

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Matata Onyango was the 36 hole gross winner with 160 strokes in the men’s category while Jenna Nasimolo won in the ladies category with 168 strokes.

State Minister for Works and Transport Hon.Monica Ntege presided over the two-day annual event in the company of sponsors’ representatives from CAA, RwandAir, Pepsi, Kenya Airways and Uganda Breweries.

Civil Aviation Authority will continue with the celebrations including a breakfast meeting on Thursday this week.
Overall winners

Men: John Mugyenzi 141nett

Ladies: Edrae Kagombe 144

36-holes gross winners

Men: Onyango Matata 160

Ladies: Jenina Nasimolo 168

Seniors 70+years

Herbert Nsanze 144nett

Sam Zaramba 145

Mark Ntege 146

65-69 years

Juma Mebs 144

Tom Alwala 145c/b

Nyaga Ngari 145c/b

55-64 years

Ivan Koreta 141

Makloo Omondi 144c/b

Nester Byamugisha 144

Ladies

Edrae Kagombe 144

Grace Kabonero 146

Connie Mukuru 158

First 18 winners

Patrick Kabonero 69nett

Betty Apio Owaraga 77

Second 18 winners

Charles Kagombe 68

Jovia Otim 74

Longest drives

Onyango Matata

Grace Kabonero

Nearest to the pin

Betty Apio Owaraga

Subsidiary winners

Group A

Michael Alunga 141

Hassan Kiyemba 142

Rodwell Gaita 142

Group B

Peter Mungoma 144

Moses Mukiibi 145c/b

Silver Rugamba 145

Group C

Conrad Odere 127

Dan Basaliza 147

Henk Jan Bakker 149

Ladies Group A

Bridget Nakamoga 143

Harriet Kitaka 150

Petra Nalwoga 151

Group B

Carol Namutebi 141

Loyce BAKO 146

Josephine Babirye 147

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