By Michael Nsubuga
ENTEBBE Club golfer Marvin Kagoro beat Phillip Kasozi and Steven Jali on count-back to emerge overall winner of the Sheraton Shoot-out golf tournament at Palm Valley Golf and Country Club on Saturday.
The handicap 23 golfer who took up the game nine months ago showed steady progress in his game beating over 100 golfers to the top prize of a weekend for two in a diplomatic suite at the Sheraton Kampala.
Meron Kyomugisha with 41 points was the best performer in the ladies category ahead of Diana Nabukenya (31 points) while Denis Anguyo’s 147 gross over two days won him the biggest share of the sh5m purse for the professionals.
Phillip Kasozi took the Group A accolade on top of the longest and nearest to the pin prizes with Steven Jali taking the runners up prize.
Melon Kyomugisha the best lady golfer at the Sheraton Shoot-out golf tournament receives her prize from Sheraton director of finance John Bograkos. Photo by Michael Nsubuga
Justin Real,s 35 points were also enough to win Group B with Adem Surmertas’ 34 getting him the runners up prize.
Group C was won by Hillary Ndugutse with Paul Nsereko finishing second.
Minister of State for works John Byabagambi and Sheraton Hotel general manager Ian Duncan presided over the one-day tournament which was organized to boost tourism.
One night for two and weekends for two in the Sheraton executive and club rooms await all winners on top of the trophies they got.
Overall winner: Marvin Kagoro 35pts c/b
Group A: Phillip Kasozi 35pts
Runner up: Steven Jali 35pts
Group B: Justin Real 35pts
Runner up: Adem Surmetas 34pts
Group C: Hillary Ndungutse 33pts
Runners up: Paul Nsereko 30pts
Ladies winner: Melon Kyomugisha 41pts
Group B: Diana Nabukenya 31pts
Longest drive: Phillip Kasozi
Ladies: Anne Ngabo
Nearest to the pin: Phillip Kasozi
Ladies: Anne Abeja
Professionals top three
Denis Anguyo 147
Silver Opio 148
Fred Wanzala 149
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Kagoro wins Sheraton golf tournament