Hosts Mbale failed to make home advantage count on the 18-hole course
Kenyans dominated the 2017 Mbale Golf Open tournament where Abraham March emerged overall winner in two day tournament that attracted 50 competitors from golf clubs in Kampala, Soroti, Fort Portal, Jinja, Kakamega, Mumias, Nandi and hosts Mbale.
The tournament sponsored by Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and Uganda Breweries Limited saw Kenyan ladies from Kakamega Golf Club sweeping all the trophies in the ladies category.
Hosts Mbale failed to make home advantage count on the 18-hole course and only excelled in group categories with Uthuman Mugoya emerging winner of Group C and 69-year-old George Magombe coming second in Group A in a tournament that saw day one played on a wet field after a drizzle that lasted for over three hours.
Handing trophies to the winner, UTB marketing manager David Gyabi said the tournament has come at a time when UTB is promoting tourism in the region through sports activities involving Ugandans and people from neighbouring countries.
Abraham March (Nandi Club- Kenya) 144 net
Charles Kamiti (Mumias Club- Kenya) 146 net
John Anyonyi (Kenya) 159 gross
Julius Oyange (Kenya) 161 gross
Lydia Okech (Kakamega Club –Kenya) 151 net
Betty Shikuku (Kakamega Club- Kenya) 154 net
Irene Asyoya (Kakamega Club – Kenya) 156 net
Morris Marjea (Nandi Club – Kenya) 147 net
George Magombe (Mbale) 152 net
Solomon Enyoru (Tororo) 155 net
Daniel Ochieng (Mbale) 145 net
Paul Okiring (Mbale) 147 net
Faisal Mulindwa (Jinja) 151 net
Uthuman Mugoya (Mbale) 149 net
Godwin Khisa (Jinja) 154 net
Joshua Ashioya (Kenya) 155 net
Winner first 18: Beatrice Bisonga (Kakamega Club – Kenya)
Winner second 18: Sam Onek