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Kaliba, Nambalilwa top Uganda Open Tour in Fort Portal

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 28th April 2019 02:39 PM

Playing off handicap 12 and 28 respectively, the two golfers consequently carried the Mayombo Memorial championship which was played concurrently on the same day, as well.

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Playing off handicap 12 and 28 respectively, the two golfers consequently carried the Mayombo Memorial championship which was played concurrently on the same day, as well.

Toro Golf Club’s Henry Kaliba and Entebbe golfer Diana Nambalirwa returned 64 and 61nett respectively to top the third leg of the Castle Lite Uganda Open Tour played at Tooro Club on Saturday.
 
Playing off handicap 12 and 28 respectively, the two golfers consequently carried the Mayombo Memorial championship which was played concurrently on the same day, as well.
 
“This is my third trophy. I started playing about three years ago; I had a good game today and I can now rate myself on how I play. I normally practice gross. My driving and putting were very good, I ensured I kept my ball on the fairway and generally my short game has greatly improved,” Kaliba stated.
 

 Henry Kaliba lines up a putt during the Uganda Open Tour at Tooro Club, April 27, 2019

Playing off handicap 28 and in her only second tournament since starting out, Entebbe lady golfer Diana Nambalirwa’s 61 nett won her the overall ladies accolade, in the one-day tournament that attracted 86 players.
 
“This is my second tournament in two months time. The course was a bit fair, it wasn’t as hard as I anticipated and I’m looking forward to winning more,” Nambalilwa said.
 
For having nine of their golfers on the podium, Tooro Club won the tour team trophy prize.
 
Uganda Tourism Board’s Deputy CEO Bradford Ochieng, the co-sponsors of the event crowned the winners and urged the golfers to embrace local tourism.
 

 Nambalirwa won the overall trophy in the ladies category

 “Uganda has unique features, unique people but we are one people and golf continues to bond us together and as UTB we are happy to be sponsors because golf takes care of everything including conservation and sustainability,” Ochieng stated.
 
David Olimi who represented the late Mayombo family thanked the golfers for keeping the Mayombo legacy alive and urged the golfers to always remember the good things that people and statesmen do and learn from them so that they are passed on to the next generation.
 

 Tooro Golf Club winners of the third leg of the Uganda Open Tour pose with UGU officials and sponsors' representatives after the Uganda Open Tour at Tooro Club,

Uganda Golf Club treasurer Sam Kacungira urged golfers to continue participating in the tour that heads to Namulonge next Saturday.
 
The tournament is sponsored by Castle Lite, Uganda Tourism Board, alongside Britam, Time Cop, Minet, Lake Victoria Serena, Barclays Bank, and Pepsi.
 
Castle Lite Uganda Open Tour-Tooro Club
 
Overall winners
 
Men: Henry Kaliba 64nett
 
Ladies: Diana Nambalirwa 61
 
Group A-Men
 
Joseph Cwinya-i 67
 
Isaiah Mwesigye 69c/b
 
Habib Kisande 69
 
Group B
 
Gilbert Mujogya 66
 
Collins Ancellam 67
 
John Muchiri 68
 
Group C
 
Christian Karamagi 74
 
Daniels Mombe 76c/b
 
Johnton Bahemuka 76
 
Group A-Ladies
 
Macline Nsenga 69
 
Resty Nalutaaya 71
 
Group B
 
Charity Atuhaire 68
 
Lilian Koowe 72c/b
 
Longest drives
 
Lilian Koowe
 
Denis Asaba
 
Nearest to the pin
 
Florence Ihunde
 
Collins Ancellam

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