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Muhumuza wins Venus Open golf tournament

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 20th February 2018 02:25 PM

Youngsters Amon Bwambale and Chris Muhindo were the top performers in Group A.

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Muhumuza smiled best at the Venus Open in Tooro. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

Youngsters Amon Bwambale and Chris Muhindo were the top performers in Group A.

Uganda Golf Club’s Martha Babirye was the biggest achiever on the day collecting three awards at the 14th edition of the Venus Open at Tooro Club on Saturday.

The Uganda Sports Press Association lady golfer of the year 2017 shot 74 to beat the ladies to the top prize, in addition to bagging the nearest and longest drives at the nine-hole course.

Tooro Club’s Adolf Muhumuza was also in top form beating the men’s field with a two-under-par 69 to also claim the gross prize, beating second and third placed Dennis Asaba and Joseph Cwinya-ai, by two and three strokes respectively. Cwinya-ai, who beat Andrew Mugume to third place on count-back, was also a double winner taking the men’s longest drive prize too.

Youngsters Amon Bwambale and Chris Muhindo were the top performers in Group A with 66 and 68nett respectively while Daniel Musinguzi and Philbert Bwambale were outstanding in Group B.

George Kansiime edged Julius Musinguzi by a stroke in Group C while Edrae Kagombe and Jill Pinda were the top performers in the ladies Group A.

Mary Matsiko and Mackline Nsenga also made podium finishes in the ladies Group B while Happy Robert outshone Lawrence Muhenda in the professionals’ category.

Results

Gross

Adolf Muhumuza 69

Dennis Asaba 71

Joseph Cwinya-ai 72

Group A

Amon Bwambale 66nett

Chris Muhindo 68

Group B

Daniel Musinguzi 68

Philbert Bwambale 69

Group C

George Kansiime 73

Julius Musinguzi 74

Ladies

Gross: Martha Babirye 74

Group A

Edrae Kagombe 76c/b

Jill Pinda 76

Group B

Mary Matsiko 64

Mackline Nsenga 66

 

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