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Kasango wins Onito Memorial Golf tourney
Publish Date: Aug 10, 2014
Kasango wins Onito Memorial Golf tourney
Grace Kasango took advantage of the absence of majority of top players to win the tournament. Photo by Michael Nsubuga
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By Michael Nsubuga and Bruno Mugooda in Jinja

Gross players top 3

Grace Kasango     67   72     149

Joseph   Mawejje 80   74      154

Abbey Bagalana   79   78      157

JINJA Club golfer Grace Kasango took advantage of the absence of majority of Toro and Entebbe Club golfers to win the 8th edition of the Castle Lite Onito Memorial golf tournament at Jinja Club.

With all the regular contestants who have hitherto dominated Jinja events over the years away on national duty Kasango could not let slip.

The towering, 18-year old handicap 5 golfer returned 149 gross over two days to win his first major title since taking on the game in 2008.

“Jinja Club golfers had taken long without winning any tournament here so it really feels good to win this tournament,” Kasango who hit an eagle on the par 5 hole No.3 en-route to winning said.

Kasango who won a trophy and a fridge that he out-competed height wise, beat Kampala’s Joseph Mawejje and Abbey Bagalana to the top prize by 5 and 8 strokes respectively.

As has been the norm over the years, on top of sponsoring the golf tournament Nile Breweries who were the late Onito’s employers continued to help the Onito family by roofing their home in Mpumudde on top of a sh4m cash donation to the family.

“As we remember Onito and his son Yokwe’s legacy we want to see his family doing well, so it’s not going to be just a round of golf but we shall continue helping the family with such donations and permanent employment for some of the family members,” Timothy Kayondo the Castle Lite brand manager said.

Group A

Sam Kachungira 41pts

Timothy Okwi      37pts

Peter Obita        36pts

Group B

Ramathan  Shaban      40pts

Solomon Kisembo       37pts

Romeo Baggya            35c/b

Group C

Kemisi    Lutajani      43pts

Robert Tenywa         34c/b

Charles Kabunga       34c/b

Ladies Group A

Betty Alikyogera       39pts

Ritah Mukasine        35pts

Melon Kyomugisha 34pts

Group B

Sharon Asiimwe     40pts

Prossy Zawedde    39pts

Martha Babirye      38pts 

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