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Toolit, Ainamani top Kakira Golf Open

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 20th November 2016 05:28 PM

Onito who was also looking for his first victory on home soil finished joint second

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Brian Toolit returned to winning ways at the Jinja Club after a long time. PHOTOS: Michael Nsubuga

Onito who was also looking for his first victory on home soil finished joint second

Jinja Golf Club's Brian Toolit two-over-par 74 was enough to win him the biggest share of sh10m as the professionals competition of the Kakira Open ended at Jinja Club on Friday.

Toolit who got three birdies and an eagle on the par-5 hole No.14, en-route to finishing joint top with Opio Onito after the first 18 holes on 71 gross each, followed it with another 3 birdies in the final round to win his first major tournament this year, and in three years at Jinja Club.

"It has been long since surgery on my left knee, about three years ago, but I put in a lot of time, so it was worthwhile," Toolit said.

Onito who was also looking for his first victory on home soil finished joint second with Lugazi's Ronnie Bukenya who improved his first round score by two strokes on level 72.

Entebbe's Robert Oluba and Kampala's Gerald Kabuye tied joint third on 148 gross while Deo Akope's 74 ensured he finished in fourth.

Last year's winner Saidi Mawa managed a top ten finish but only in 9th place behind Silver Opio and Denis Anguyo who carded 150 and 151 gross.

 Palm Valley's Abraham Ainamani topped the amateurs competition

Palm Valley Golf and Country Club's Abraham Ainemani (148 gross) was the best among the top amateurs who played 36 holes alongside the professionals.

Kabale's Denis Kabalira at 150 finished second, with Jinja's Ismail Muhanood (153 gross) finishing joint third with Toro's Joseph Cwinya-ai.

The subsidiary event of the same tournament ends tomorrow in the annual tournament sponsored by Kakira Sugar.

PROs - Top ten

Brain Toolit 71, 74 145

Opio Onito 71, 75 146

Ronnie Bukenya 74, 72 146

Robert Oluba 77, 71 148

Gerald Kabuye 76, 72 148

Deo Akope 75, 74 149

Silve Opio 74, 76 150

Denis Anguyo 80, 71 151

Saidi Mawa 75, 77 152

Fred Wanzala 78, 75 153

 Gross-Top 5 amateurs

Abraham Ainamani 76, 72 148

Denis Kabalira 78, 72 150

Ismail Muhamood 79, 74 153

Joseph Cwinyai 78, 75 153

Becca Mwanja 80, 76 156

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