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Mawejje wins president's shield tournament
Publish Date: Mar 29, 2014
Mawejje wins president's shield tournament
Winner of the tournament Joseph Mawejje receives his trophy from trade minister Ameria Kyambadde on Friday. PHOTO/Michael Nsubuga
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By Michael Nsubuga            

Overall winner: Joseph Mawejje 39pts

Group A: Gerald Kabuye 37pts

Group B: Morris Ashaba 37

Group C: Marvin Kagoro 39pts

Ladies: Flavia Namakula 39pts

KAMPALA - Joseph Mawejje got a perfect consolation for missing the cut to the national amateur golf team by winning the president's shield golf tournament at Kitante.

Mawejje was one of the twenty golfers who initially qualified to the national team but failed to make it to the final team that is going to represent the country at the Zone 6 championship in South Africa.

The handicap1 golfer carded 39 stable ford points to emerge overall winner of the one-day tournament.

His victory will have him enjoy two nights at the Serena-Dar-es-salaam and a round of golf at the Gymkhana golf club.

Mawejje hit 3 birdies en-route to his 6th major win in his budding career.

Gerald Kabuye, playing off handicap, was the men’s group A winner after returning 37 stable points, with Ancel Tumwesigye (36pts) beating Francis Ngabo on count-back to finish as runner-up.

A weekend-for-two at the Serena Nairobi awaits Morris Ashaba who topped group B with J. Saldanha and Denis Tindyebwa finishing as first and second runner-up respectively.


Incoming UGC captain Henry Rugamba (L) shakes hands with his predecessor Charles Katarikawe at Kitante. PHOTO/Michael Nsubuga

Entebbe golf club's Marvin Kagoro will also enjoy the same treatment after riding his luck to beat Michael Bafabenda (38pts) and Israel Arinaitwe in the men’s Group C.

Flavia Namakula (39pts), Melon Kyomugisha (37pts) and Anne Abeja (35pts were the best in the ladies group A while J. Nyakaisiki, Wei Jei and Lydia Mutetsi topped group B.

Namakula and Nyakaisiki's efforts will be rewarded with an outing for two at the Lake Victoria Serena Resort.

Minister of trade and industry Ameria Kyambadde and Serena Hotel Group Managing Director Jan Mohammed presided over the prize ceremony that had musicians Juliana Kanyomozi and Chris Evans entertaining the golfers at the 19th hole.

Meanwhile Henry Rugamba is the new captain at the Uganda Golf Club.

Rugamba beat outgoing vice-captain Paul Baite by 93-58 votes to emerge winner during elections held at the UGC AGM held on Friday.

Vice-captain is Dr. Lim Lim (56votes) who beat three other challengers in Sabiiti Bageine (36 votes), Chris Kego (30 votes) and Nicholas Okwir (29 votes) to the post.

 

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