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Uganda Open Tour: West Nile stays top as Entebbe celebrates win

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 12th August 2019 11:08 AM

The West Nilers are still 103 points ahead of Entebbe who only managed to dislodge Tooro Club from second place.

Uganda Open Tour: West Nile stays top as Entebbe celebrates win

Yu Feng (left) receives the overall winners trophy from UGC president Innocent Kihika (center) as Uganda Tourism Board CEO Lily Ajarova looks on at Entebbe Club. PHOTOS: Michael Nsubuga

The West Nilers are still 103 points ahead of Entebbe who only managed to dislodge Tooro Club from second place.

Entebbe Club members could not hide their excitement after they topped the 8th leg of the Castle Lite Uganda Open Tour at Entebbe Club on Saturday.
 
They sang and danced after winning the club championship tour trophy for the first time and closing in on leaders West Nile, who maintained their top position despite collecting only 23 points from the Entebbe leg.
 
The West Nilers are still 103 points ahead of Entebbe who only managed to dislodge Tooro Club from second place.
 
At one point, it became a singing competition from the two sides at the 19th hole, after Uganda Tourism Board CEO Lily Ajarova, Absa's Annette Kiconco, and UGU president Innocent Kihika crowned the victors.
 
"We always tell them that we are the mighty Entebbe," they chorused in unison as the West Nilers shot back from their seats with songs of their own.
 
With only the Uganda Golf Club leg remaining before the end of the tour, West Nile looks unstoppable despite Entebbe's home performance over the weekend
 
Entebbe was inspired by Yu Feng who won the ladies category after returning 66nett; Isaac Mariera and Bulhan Matovu who were the top players in Group A, as well as Robert Sabiiti who was runners up in Group B. Sabiiti, also won the Castle Lite Entebbe Mug members' competition that was played concurrently with the tour.

 Entebbe Club golfers sing and dance as they celebrate winning the Entebbe leg of the Castle Lite Uganda Open tour

 
Jacob Byamukama, a runner up in Group C, Irene Nakalembe, winner Ladies Group A as well as Frista Birabwa and Pamela Tumusiime in the ladies Group B were the other stars for Entebbe, who must now win the final leg in Kampala to stand a chance of dislodging West Nile from the top.
 
Ajarova encouraged the golfers to embrace local tourism by playing at the several courses spread over Uganda.
 
Club standings-Entebbe tour (top 5)
 
Entebbe 68pts
 
West Nile 23
 
Namulonge 23
 
Palm Valley 7
 
Kihihi 5
 
Overall Club standings (top 5)
 
West Nile 291pts
 
Entebbe 188
 
Namulonge 140
 
Tooro Club 133
 
UGC 94
 
Overall individuals (Ebb leg)
 
Men: Paul Kalemba 66c/b (Namulonge)
 
Lady: Yu Feng 66 nett (Entebbe)
 
Group A
 
Isaac Mariera 71c/b
 
Bulhan Matovu 71nett
 
James Koto 71
 
Group B
 
Bob Hunter 67
 
Robert Sabiiti 68
 
Paul Ndyaguma 69c/b
 
Group C
 
Innocent Nahabwe 66
 
Jacob Byamukama 68c/b
 
Moses Amori 68
 
Ladies Group A
 
Irene Nakalembe 74
 
Aidah Khamis 75
 
Group B
 
Frista Birabwa 70
 
Pamella Tumusiime 71
 
 
 

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