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Difonzo wins lady captain golf tournament
Publish Date: Mar 16, 2014
Difonzo wins lady captain golf tournament
Maria Difonzo receives one of her prizes from Dr. Simon Kagugube (L) after she emerged overall winner of the one-day lady captains prize tournament at Kitante on Saturday. PHOTO/Michael Nsubuga
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By Michael Nsubuga          

The Ngabo family bagged three prizes but it was Maria Difonzo who laughed last as the lady captain’s prize golf tournament ended at Kitante on Saturday.


Playing off handicap 20, Difonzo carded 69 nett to emerge the overall winner of the one-day lady captain Aggie Konde’s prize tournament, to walk off with a 32 inch flat screen TV and a trophy.

“It feels good to win this tournament and it has really inspired me to come back and play more,” Difonzo, who has been off the course for some time, said after receiving her prizes from Dr. Simon Kagugube who was chief guest.

In all, the Ngabos led by Francis Ngabo bagged three trophies and a home theater system after their father (Francis) topped the men’s group A, and his daughters winning the first and second runners up prizes in the women’s group C.

Flavia Namakula was also at her usual best, carding 71nett to claim the group A with Rose Azuba winning group B while Wei Jie took the group C prizes.

Outgoing captain, Aggie Konde, was hailed for raising the profile of the Uganda Golf Club through the different innovations she initiated during her two-year term.

Katy Kabenge takes over the mantle of the captaincy and will serve with Allen Nankunda (vice-captain), Alice Kiconco (Secretary) and Mary Ocheing (treasurer).

RESULTS

Overall winner: Maria Difonzo 69nett

Group A: Flavia Namakula 71nett

R/up: Gloria Mbaguta 71nett c/b

2nd R/up: Esther Okullo 74

Group B: Rose Azuba 70nett

R/up: Jovia Otim 72

2nd R/up: Jolly Karemera 76

Group C: Wei Jie 70nett

R/up: Anne Ngabo 74

2nd R/up: Brenda Ngabo 74

MEN Group A: Francis Ngabo 68nett

R/Up: Ancel Tumwesigye 69

Group B: Sam Nahamya 70nett

R/up: Kato Ssebaale 72

Group C: Sam Tulya-Muhiika 68

R/up: Michael Tumusiime 68

Gross: Willy Kitatta 72

Lady: Monica Ntege 80

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