Sport
Golf: Onito, Byamukama start Uganda Open richer
Publish Date: Sep 03, 2014
Golf: Onito, Byamukama start Uganda Open richer
Onito gets his cheque from Sheratons David Ssekitoleko
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Michael Nsubuga

Professional golfers Simon Ngige, Opio Onito, Byamukama Vincent and Richard Ainley teed off the Uganda open with some cash in their pockets after excelling in the Pro-AM event that kick started this year’s action.

Ngige pocketed sh1m, Onito sh700,000, Byamukama sh500,000 with Ainley getting sh300,000 in the one day action that had professionals playing alongside the amateurs. The top two scores for the amateurs counted on the overall scores.

Kenya’s Ngige shot 73 gross to inspire team Guinness 5 that comprised of Phillip Kasozi (75nett), Gloria Asiimwe (73nett) and Robert Asiimwe to the top position of the Pro-AM event that attracted 145 golfers.

KK Security team that had Opio Onito (75 gross), Arthur Tumwesigye (75nett), Michael Mwine (73nett) and Michael Odur (86nett) were second while Case Medical team of Vincent Byamukama (74gross), John Katto (89nett), Katy Kabenge (79nett) and Francis Ngabo (74nett) finished third overall.

Minister for the presidency Frank Tumwebaze presided over the prize ceremony at the Sheraton Hotel during a cocktail that also acted as the welcoming function for the visiting golfers.

RELATED STORIES:

Uganda Open golf championship tees off today

Uganda Golf Open to attract 60 professionals

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Nepal beats Uganda to win ICC Division III cricket title
A six wicket haul by Roger Mukasa could not save Uganda in their bid to lift the ICC Division III cricket title in Malaysia, as they lost to favourites Nepal by 62 runs in the final held at Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia....
Joyous memorial for slain South African football captain
Thousands of South Africans jammed into a Johannesburg sports stadium Thursday to celebrate the life of South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa, whose murder during a robbery has stunned the nation....
Rugby coach Anthony Kinene will not retire
Coach Anthony Kinene will not retire from active rugby for Pirates despite being appointed club coach for the 2014/2015 season....
Five CAF Champions League finals facts
Five CAF Champions League finals facts ahead of second leg between Algerians Entente Setif and Congolese V Club in Blida Saturday....
FUFA sets standards for premier league coaches
In a bid to improve soccer standards in the country, FUFA has opted to set CAF B License as the minimum coaching standard for coaches in the Uganda Premier League next season (2015/2016)....
Enduro to bring out the best from riders
Arthur Blick has promised to make amends during the third round of the Uganda National Enduro Championship due at Nsimbe Estates, Wakiso District on Sunday....
Should the absence of bride price prevent couples from wedding?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter