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Mwanja bags Captain's Prize Tournament
Publish Date: Mar 24, 2014
Mwanja bags Captain's Prize Tournament
Becca Mwanja poses with his trophy and prize. Photo by Michael Nsubuga
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By Michael Nsubuga

NATIONAL amateur golf team member Becca Mwanja was in top form carding 69nett to win the Captain's prize golf tournament at Kitante on Saturday.

The twenty two year old, handicap four golfer hit three birdies en-route to winning his second major trophy.

"I had a good game, I drove the ball very well today but most of all I putted very well following good approach shots," Mwanja said after picking a trophy a home theatre system for his efforts.

The women overall prize was claimed by Wei Jei who carded 67 nett to beat a strong field of lady golfers. The Chinese national was also a winner in the ladies version of the tournament last week.

Earlier on Friday Jinja based Fred Wanzala had won a sudden death play-off against Vincent Byamukama and Herman Mutaawe to win the professionals’ category. They had all tied at 70 gross to warrant the face-off.

In the play-off Wanzala squared the par 4 hole No.12 with Byamukama and Mutaawe getting a bogey and double bogey respectively to settle for second and third places.

The past captain’s trophy was won by Okullo Odom (73nett), with Charles Kareeba (76) and John Kisembo (76c/b) finishing second and third.

The Hima cement sponsored tournament that was presided over by outgoing captain Charles Katarikawe and Hima’s Daniel Pettersson attracted a record 240 amateur golfers.

Overall winner: Becca Mwanja 69 nett

Ladies winner: Wie Jie 67 nett

Group A: Phillip Kasozi 74 nett

Runner-up: Gerald Kabuye 74 c/b

2nd Runner-up: Onyango Matata 74

Group B: Vincent Katutsi 70 nett

Runner-up: Virdee Armajeet 72 c/b

2nd Runner-up: Edwin Tumusiime 72

Group C: George Egaddu 70 nett

Runner-up: Sam Thakkar 72

2nd Runner-up: Ndolvu Lindani 71

Group D: Bashir Ansasira 71 nett

Runner-up: Ko Young 72 c/b

2nd Runner-up: Herbert Kagyenzi 72

Ladies Group A: Harriet Kitaka 70 nett

Runner-up: Katy Kabenge 73 nett

2nd Runner-up: Rose Azuba 73

Ladies Group B: Njambi Karubio 70

Runner-up: Brenda Ngabo 73

2nd Runner-up: Ruth Ssali 74

Past Captains prize winner: Okullo Odom 73 nett

Gross winners: Mawejje Joseph 76

Ladies winner: Flavia Namakula 76

Pros top five

Fred Wanzala 70

Vincent Byamukama 70

Herman Mutaawe 70

Deo Akope 71

Silver Opio 71

Brian Mwesigwa 72

 

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