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Denis Anguyo wins Kakira Golf Open

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th December 2014 05:51 PM

Ugandan golfer Denis Anguyo won a sudden death play-off against Silver Opio to claim the professionals’ category of the Kakira Open at Jinja Club on Friday.

Denis Anguyo wins Kakira Golf Open

Ugandan golfer Denis Anguyo won a sudden death play-off against Silver Opio to claim the professionals’ category of the Kakira Open at Jinja Club on Friday.


By Michael Nsubuga           

JINJA - Ugandan golfer Denis Anguyo won a sudden death play-off against Silver Opio to claim the professionals’ category of the Kakira Open at Jinja Club on Friday.

With both players returning 143 gross after 36 holes, Kampala-based Anguyo edged his Entebbe counterpart by a stroke after a replay on the 16, 17 and 18 holes.

Anguyo registered pars on the three holes, with Opio getting a bogey on the 16th to hand the victory to the towering golfer.

Anguyo consequently gets the biggest chunk of sh6m staked by the sponsors and also gets a big boost ahead of the sh10m Paulo Ngorogoza memorial tournament due at the Garuga Kihihi course next weekend.

“My short game was key in this victory but generally I feel my general performance is now good enough; my game is on, at Garuga I will play safe and see what happens,” Anguyo, who registered ten birdies en-route to winning, said.

The Jinja cast of Fred Wanzala and Opio Onito finished third and fourth, respectively, with Vincent Byamukama – who won last weekend’s Mukwano open – finishing fifth.

The tightly contested event had the next five golfers including last year’s winner Saidi Mawa who made the cut all returning 151 gross.

The main event tees off on Saturday with the subsidiary group before the climax and official prize-giving on Sunday in the last Union event on the Uganda Golf Union calendar.

Professionals Top 10

Dennis Anguyo               73   70   143

Silver Opio                      74   69   143

Fred Wanzala                  75   72   147

Opio Onito                        75   73   148

Vincent Byamukama      76   73  149

Herman Mutaawe            70   81   151

Saidi Mawa                       73   78   151

Deo Akope                         76   75   151

Grace Ocici                       75   76   151

Brian Mwesigwa             76   75   151 vindicate

Anguyo wins Kakira Golf Open

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