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Opolot wins Captain's Prize golf tournament

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 25th March 2019 12:17 PM

The tournament was the climax of Captain Joseph Bagabo’s two terms as per tradition of the club.

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Toyota Uganda National sales manager Baisama Awori (center) poses with the overall winners of the Captain's Prize Golf tournament; Sam Opolot (left) and Judith Komugisha at Kitante, March 23, 2019. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

The tournament was the climax of Captain Joseph Bagabo’s two terms as per tradition of the club.

Sam Opolot and Judith Komugisha returned 66 and 68 nett respectively to emerge the overall winners of the one-day Captain’s Prize golf tournament at Kitante on Saturday.
 
The tournament was the climax of Captain Joseph Bagabo’s two terms as per tradition of the club.
 
The win was enough motivator for Opolot, (handicap 12), who wants to compete and lay a strong challenge as a single handicapper in this year’s Uganda Open in September.
 
“I have only been seriously active starting this year and I can attribute my current form to the guidance I get from professional golfers Denis Anguyo and Becca Mwanja and the support from my sponsor Charles Karamagi,” Opolot said after receiving his prizes from Toyota Uganda National Sales Manager Baisama Awori.
 
Opolot, 23, beat John Waigo and Hassan Kiyemba by one and three strokes respectively to add another trophy in his cabinet following another podium finish during the Serena leg of the Tusker Series.
 
Despite the dry conditions, Ndejje University first-year student Komugisha was also able to top the ladies completion.
 
“It was by Gods mercy and luck that I won this but my concentration levels were high and my putting was also very good today,” the 21-year-old Komugisha who is eyeing the national ladies team stated. She registered ten pars as she marched her first win of the season.
 

 Toyota Uganda Managing Director Mahmood Omar tees off the Captain's Prize Golf tournament at Kitante. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

Outgoing captain Bagabo who announced over sh250m in profits for the club during his tenure earlier received a refurbished Hole-No.4 on the course from MTN who injected sh100m for the beautification and renovations on the water hazard in front of the green.
 
Toyota Uganda Managing Director Mahmood Omar teed off the annual tournament that they promised to continue sponsoring going forward.
 
Overall winners
 
Men: Sam Opolot 66nett
 
Ladies: Judith Komugisha 68
 
Group A-Men
 
John Waigo 67
 
Hassan Kiyemba 69
 
Sammy Migunda 70
 
Group B
 
Michael Monne 69c/b
 
Virdee Amerjeet 69c/b
 
Nyaga Ngari 69c/b
 
Group C
 
Herbert Olowo 67
 
Mark Ntege 70
 
Joseph Yiga 71c/b
 
Group A-Ladies
 
Wendy Angudeyo 70
 
Aidah Khamis 71c/b
 
Martha Babirye 71
 
Group B
 
Caroline Namutebi 72c/b
 
Brenda Maraka 72
 
Connie Mukuru 74
 
Nearest to the pin
 
Sam Zaramba
 
Aidah Khamis
 
Longest drives
 
Kin Kariisa
 
Eva Magala
 
First nine
 
Charles Odere 33c/b
 
Joystana Ruparelia 34
 
Second nine
 
Sam Onek 32c/b
 
Jenina Nasimolo 32
 
Guest winners
 
Fred Nkuranga 68
 
Rodell Gaita 71
 
Ladies
 
Patricia Nakuya 76
 
Johansson Sija 81
 
Club Championship
 
Winner: Ashraf Bagalana
 
R/up: Daniel Baguma

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