Mwanja registered 8 birdies and 3 bogeys en-route to winning himself a weekend stay and dinner for two at Sheraton Hotel.
The overall winners of the Pepsi Independence golf tournament Becca Mwanja (2nd left) receives the overall winners' trophy from Crown Beverages Chairman Amos Nzeyi (2nd right) as Minister for Karamoja John Byabagambi (left) and Martha Babirye look on after the tournament at Palm Valley Golf & Country Club. PHOTOS: Michael Nsubuga
Kampala golfer Becca Mwanja returned 41 stable ford points to win the 10th edition of the Pepsi Independence Golf Tournament at the Palm Valley Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old national team player beat Collins Ajidra who returned the same points on count-back to win the annual event back to back having won it last year with the same score.
Mwanja registered 8 birdies and 3 bogeys en-route to winning himself a weekend stay and dinner for two at Sheraton Hotel, a trophy, a Mukwano hamper and a 49 inch flat screen.
“I was under a lot of pressure to defend it but the course was too short for me. It is a dream come true to win this championship again. I would like to thank Lydia Mutesi for the support and to Denis Anguyo and other professionals who have guided me in this journey,” Mwanja said.
The various winners from the Pepsi Independence golf tournament pose with their trophies
The ladies category was won by Martha Babirye who was competing in Kakungulu for the first time.
“I’m now handicap 5 which has pushed me to work hard. I just decided to put my head down and played the course as it was and managed to win. I would like to thank the sponsors for inviting me to play at Palm Valley,” Babirye said.
For her efforts she won a Vinotherapy Massage at the Sheraton, a Mukwano Hamper and 49’’ TV as well.
It was all fun on the ‘19th hole’ as Steve Keys and his band, Naava Grey and Cindy entertained the guests who took turns to dance with them.
Musician Cindy entertains guests after the Independence golf tournament at Palm Valley
The tournament was co-sponsored by Sheraton, ICEA, Johnnie Walker, Clarkson Insuarance, Stanbic Bank, Case Hospital, cba, Job Connect and Mukwano (Aqua Sipi) among others.
Pepsi Independence golf results
Men: Becca Mwanja 41pts
Ladies: Martha Babirye 33pts
Collins Ajidra 41pts
Michael Tumusiime 40
Bashir Badu 37
Richard Lutwama 33
Michael Monne 31c/b
Peter Apell 31
Gier Chuang 38
Dickson vd Breggen 31
Eddy Choi 30
Eva Magala 38pts
Peace Kabasweka 26
Irene Nakalembe 25
Annette Kiconco 22
Grace Kabonero 21c/b
Wendy Angudeyo 21
Men: Michael Tumusiime
Ladies: Irene Nakalembe
Nearest to the Pin
Men: Fred Kimbugwe
Ladies: Connie Mukuru