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Kenyans dominate Mbale Golf Open

By Joseph Wanzusi

Added 10th July 2017 12:00 AM

Hosts Mbale failed to make home advantage count on the 18-hole course

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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. 

Overall

Abraham March (Nandi Club- Kenya) 144 net

Charles Kamiti  (Mumias Club- Kenya) 146 net

Gross

John Anyonyi (Kenya) 159 gross

Julius Oyange (Kenya) 161 gross

Ladies

Lydia Okech (Kakamega Club –Kenya) 151 net

Betty Shikuku (Kakamega Club- Kenya) 154 net

Irene Asyoya (Kakamega Club – Kenya) 156 net

Group A

Morris Marjea (Nandi Club – Kenya) 147 net

George Magombe (Mbale) 152 net

Solomon Enyoru (Tororo) 155 net

Group B

Daniel Ochieng (Mbale) 145 net

Paul Okiring (Mbale) 147 net

Faisal Mulindwa (Jinja) 151 net

Group C

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

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