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Mugyenzi, Kagombe the best as CAA seniors open ends

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 3rd December 2018 06:45 PM

Mugyenzi beat Ivan Koreta who returned the same score on count-back to win himself not only the main trophy but also an air ticket to Dubai courtesy of co-sponsors RwandAir.

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Seniors Golf Open winner John Mugyenzi (left) receives his air ticket from RwandAir Country Manager Ivan Mugisha after the tournament at Kitante

Mugyenzi beat Ivan Koreta who returned the same score on count-back to win himself not only the main trophy but also an air ticket to Dubai courtesy of co-sponsors RwandAir.

 
John Mugyenzi could not hide his joy after winning the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Seniors Golf Tournament that ended at Kitante On Sunday.
 
The 66-year old, handicap 13 golfer returned 141nett over 36 holes to test the seniors’ championship overall crown for the first time.
 
Mugyenzi beat Ivan Koreta who returned the same score on count-back to win himself not only the main trophy but also an air ticket to Dubai courtesy of co-sponsors RwandAir.
 
“Three years ago, I was the gross winner, but I’m the overall now and I’m very happy. I thank all those who came to give me a challenge and saw how good I was,” Mugyenzi boasted.
 
“I won because I didn’t know when to give up. The event was in General Ivan Koreta’s hands until I started putting well; the game only swang in my favour on the 17th and 18th holes; I would like to thank CAA and the seniors’ society for organising such a wonderful event and to thank my playing partners Zaramba, Difonzo and Koreta for giving me good company. I was just focused and was not ambitious but just concentrated on my strength and just kept my ball on the fairway,” Mugyenzi stated.
 
Edrae Kagombe topped the ladies category after returning 144 nett and for her efforts will also fly Kenya Airways to Nairobi just like 36-holes gross winner Onyango Matata who won a return ticket to Mombasa.
 

 Seniors Golf Open ladies winner Edrae Kagombe (left) receives her prizes from Kenya Airways Country Manager Lucy Maru after the tournament at Kitante, December 2 2018. PHOTOS: Michael Nsubuga

The tournament was earlier officially teed off by CAA deputy managing director Fred Bamwesigye who said it was part of their CSR to give back to their customers who are frequent fliers and that golf was on the activities organized to celebrate the International Aviation Week.
 
Minister of Works Monica Ntege presided over the two-day annual event in the company of sponsors’ representatives from CAA, RwandAir, Pepsi, Kenya Airways and Uganda Breweries.
 
Overall winners
 
Men: John Mugyenzi 141nett
 
Ladies: Edrae Kagombe 144
 
36-holes gross winners
 
Men: Onyango Matata 160
 
Ladies: Jenina Nasimolo 168
 
Seniors 70+years
 
Herbert Nsanze 144nett
 
Sam Zaramba 145
 
Mark Ntege 146
 
65-69 years
 
Juma Mebs 144
 
Tom Alwala 145c/b
 
Nyaga Ngari 145c/b
 
55-64 years
 
Ivan Koreta 141
 
Makloo Omondi 144c/b
 
Nester Byamugisha 144
 
Ladies
 
Edrae Kagombe 144
 
Grace Kabonero 146
 
Connie Mukuru 158
 
First 18 winners
 
Patrick Kabonero 69nett
 
Betty Apio Owaraga 77
 
Second 18 winners
 
Charles Kagombe 68
 
Jovia Otim 74
 
Longest drives
 
Onyango Matata
 
Grace Kabonero
 
Nearest to the pin
 
Betty Apio Owaraga
 
Subsidiary winners
 
Group A
 
Michael Alunga 141
 
Hassan Kiyemba 142
 
Rodwell Gaita 142
 
Group B
 
Peter Mungoma 144
 
Moses Mukiibi 145c/b
 
Silver Rugamba 145
 
Group C
 
Conrad Odere 127
 
Dan Basaliza 147
 
Henk Jan Bakker 149
 
Ladies Group A
 
Bridget Nakamoga 143
 
Harriet Kitaka 150
 
Petra Nalwoga 151
 
Group B
 
Carol Namutebi 141
 
Loyce BAKO 146
 
Josephine Babirye 147
 

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