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Ngabire, Agaba to Zanzibar after topping Cross Country golf

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 22nd January 2019 11:51 AM

Playing off handicap 36, Ngabire, 18, who is set to join the university, returned 57nett to emerge overall winner of the one-day ladies section organised tournament.

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Victoria Ngabire (3rd left) and Dickson Agaba (2nd right) receive their trophies from Air Tanzania's Rebecca Nampamba (left) and Tracker Safari Lodges' Moses Turyatemba as Lady Captain Anne Abeja (2nd left) looks on at Kitante. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

Playing off handicap 36, Ngabire, 18, who is set to join the university, returned 57nett to emerge overall winner of the one-day ladies section organised tournament.

 
Victoria Ngabire and Dickson Agaba were the toast of the evening as the annual Cross Country Golf Tournament ended at Kitante on Saturday.
 
Playing off handicap 36, Ngabire, 18, who is set to join the university, returned 57nett to emerge overall winner of the one-day ladies section organised tournament. Dickson Agaba’s 54nett also propelled him to the top of the men’s competition, winning himself an air ticket to Zanzibar courtesy of Air Tanzania.
 
Just like Agaba, Ngabire will also enjoy the flight to the ‘Spice Island’ on top of a weekend for two each at the Trackers Safari Lodge in Bwindi.
 
“I am very excited and I would like to thank the Uganda Golf Club, today’s tournament sponsors and to the Uganda Ladies Golf Union for nurturing me as their daughter. Not that I’m the best but today was just my day,” Ngabire said.
 

 Pierre Escedu (left) receives the Groupo A winners trophy from Aero Link Country Manager Anthony Njoroge at Kitante, January 20, 2019. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

 
“I had a good front nine which saved the day but I also played with a good team that kept on pushing me," Agaba” stated.
 
Tracker Safari Lodges’ Moses Turyatemba urged the golfers to embrace local tourism and promised a package for the professionals in the next edition of the event.
 
The one-day tournament was sponsored by Air Tanzania, Aero Link, Trackers Safari Lodge, Coca Cola, Kenya Ports Authority, Nationwide Group, and Christex Garments.
 
Overall winners
 
Ladies: Victoria Ngabire 57nett
 
Men: Dickson Agaba 54nett
 
Group A-Ladies       
 
Evelyn Asiimwe 64
 
Bridget Nakamoga 65c/b
 
Katy Kabenge 65
 
Group B
 
Anne Abeja 59
 
Wendy Angudeyo 64
 
Gertrude Kityo 65
 
Group C
 
Soon Yeon Hong 57
 
Na Miae 61
 
Gladys Muchai 67
 
Men-Group A
 
Pierre Escedu 57
 
Onyango Matata 61
 
Stefan Krisch 61
 
Group B
 
Moses Turyatemba 58c/b
 
Sam Opolot 58c/b
 
Silver Rugamba 58
 
Group C
 
Tusher Doshi 56
 
James Sekajugo 59
 
Mashru Tushar 60
 
Nearest to the pin
 
Grace Njeri
 
Nobert Kagoro
 
Longest Drive
 
Sam Opolot
 
Martha Babirye
 
Guest winners
 
Tony Mulinde
 
Josephine Babirye

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