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Eyoyo, Aciyo top Uganda Open Juniors tournament

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 28th August 2019 11:03 AM

Playing off scratch, Eyoyo 16, got five birdies to beat Kilembe Mines Golf Club’s Amon Bwambale on count-back.

Eyoyo, Aciyo top Uganda Open Juniors tournament

Joel Baluku chips during the Juniors Open at Serena, August 27 2019. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

Playing off scratch, Eyoyo 16, got five birdies to beat Kilembe Mines Golf Club’s Amon Bwambale on count-back.

 
Mehta Golf Club's Rogers Eyoyo and Frolence Aciyo returned 72 and 93 gross respectively to win the Uganda Open Juniors tournament in their respective categories, in the one-day tournament played at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort.
 
Playing off scratch, Eyoyo 16, got five birdies to beat Kilembe Mines Golf Club's Amon Bwambale on count-back.
 
"It was a tough course, I played many bogies but fortunately I got some pars and birdies on some holes. I was five-over after the first nine but got 5 successive birdies from hole-No.14 to 18 brought me back in the game," Eyoyo a student at YMCA Lugazi said.
 
"Despite losing five balls in the lake I tried as much to save par on those holes," Eyoyo who had a tough opening nine holes stated.
 
After winning the girls category, Aciyo is planning to go back to the drawing board in order to return better scores in the Ladies Open for which she qualified to participate in.
 
"It was not easy but I fought hard to get whatever scores I got; I now want to continue practicing a lot and bring even better scores in the next tournament," Aciyo said.
 
The top ten boys and top five girls will play in the Amateur Open and the Ladies Open courtesy of UGU president Innocent Kihika and Lady President Eva Magala.

 The different winners pose with their trophies after the Juniors Open at Serena. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

Reagan Akena, Hassan Agotre, Abdallah Kakeeto, Christian Shutte, Joseph Kanolera, Elton Thembo, Chris Muhindo are the other boys that qualified to play in the Uganda Open. The tournament attracted 140 juniors from Kilembe, Fort Portal, Jinja, Entebbe, Kabale, Tororo, Namulonge, Lugazi, Uganda Gof Club and West Nile clubs.
 
The official tee-off of the Ladies Open is on Wednesday alongside the official practice round, ahead of action tomorrow.
 
Top players-Gross
 
Boys
 
Rogers Eyoyo 72c/b
 
Amon Bwambale 72
 
Godfrey Nsubuga 73
 
Girls
 
Florence Aciyo 93c/b
 
Winnie Massette 93
 
Victoria Ngabire 100c/b
 
Top players-Nett
 
Boys
 
Cherlsea Kamyuka 58c/b
 
Samid Fawazi 58
 
Joel Baluku 63
 
Girls
 
Frista Birabwa 72c/b
 
Milka Ainembabazi 72
 
Milly Nambooze 75
 

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