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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Mwanja bags Captain''s Prize Tournament