SAM Tumwijukye braved the menace of the on-off, on-off rain to win the Hot Loaf golf Open title for the first time on Sunday.
The handicap 27 player carded a two-day aggregate of 124 nett on the par-68 course, curved out of a hilly terrain.
Tumwijukye, playing his first competitive event, a year after taking up golf, led home golfers to a near sweep of the Uganda Golf Union event.
But the 32-year-old winner, like his rivals, had to contend with rain that started falling after the first nine.
Tumwijukye brought 62 on each of the two days to claim his first major victory.
â€œIt is a great feeling to win a union event,â€ the Kabale district local government worker said.
The champion, using an old set of clubs, some of which belong to his clubmates, said this is the first of several wins to come.
Tumwijukye was five strokes better than Emmy Mbabazi at 129.
Sam Byaruhanga at 141, Benson Sunday at 143 and Ian Kwarikunda at 145 were also a level above the rest.
The ladies title went to Fort Portal Club player Jane Kobusingye who carded 142, well ahead of Kabale's Jovia Matama at 179.
Tumwijukye wins Hot Loaf Open