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Thembo completes a hat-trick of Entebbe Junior Open wins

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 25th January 2020 03:54 PM

“I look forward to continuing playing well until I become like other professionals. My dream is to play on the PGA tour..."

Thembo completes a hat-trick of Entebbe Junior Open wins

Elton Thembo poses with his 18-holes winners' trophy after the Entebbe Juniors Open tournament at Entebbe Club, January 24 2020. Photos by Michael Nsubuga

“I look forward to continuing playing well until I become like other professionals. My dream is to play on the PGA tour..."

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National junior golf team player Elton Thembo completed a hat-trick of victories when he won the Entebbe Junior Golf Open Championship at Entebbe Club on Friday.

It was Thembo's third win in a row for the handicap-5 youngster who recently also made the cut in the recent national team qualifiers.

The 16-year old Entebbe Secondary School student who made it to the top ten in last year's Uganda Junior Open at the Lake Victoria Serena course attributed his win to regular practice.

"I practice a lot and my coach Davis Kato encourages me to play, but I also gained more confidence after playing the national team qualifiers and making it to the team, so I came for this tournament high on confidence and well prepared for it,"

  president va agala right presents the overall winners trophy to the girls category winner ilka inembabazi after the ntebbe uniors pen at ntebbe lub ULGU president Eva Magala (right) presents the overall winners' trophy to the girls' category winner Milka Ainembabazi after the Entebbe Juniors Open at Entebbe Club.

 


"I look forward to continuing playing well until I become like other professionals. My dream is to play on the PGA tour," Thembo said.

Uganda Golf Club's Milka Ainembabazi, 16, who goes to Marinassa High School, also bagged his 7th career trophy after she topped the girls' category with 69nett.

"I also want to play for the national team and maybe later play as professional," Ainembabazi said.

Entebbe Education Center Primary School's Aretha Atuhairwe who was also returning to the podium for the second time having won the skills test last year is also looking to continued improvement to fulfill her dream of playing at the Junior World Cup.

Uganda Ladies Golf Union president Eva Magala and Entebbe Club Ladies Captain Rita Apell advised the young golfers to continue practicing regularly and attend training clinics in order to improve their game.

  president va agala left and ntebbe lub adies aptain ita pell 7th left poses with the diffeent winners after the ntebbe uniors pen ULGU president Eva Magala (left) and Entebbe Club Ladies Captain Rita Apell (7th left) poses with the different winners after the Entebbe Juniors Open.

 


Results

18-holes

Boys:

Elton Thembo 72 gross

Abel Okuna 60nett

Musa Kirya 62nett

Girls:

Milka Ainembabazi 66nett

Milly Nambooze 69nett

9-holes

Shawn 48gross

Ssengendo 50gross

Girls

Darcy Das 56gross

Doreen 59

6-holes

Michael Rwothomio 35gross

Edwin Aporu 36

Stephen Kamikazi 39

Girls

C. Romona 51

3-holes-Boys

Alvin Kasaija 27gross

Jonathan Mugisha 30

Girls

Aretha Atuhairwe 26gross

Ericka Ninsiime

Skills test

Jethero Okot 26pts

Edrick Tumusiime 24pts

Girls

Stacy Mariam 14pts

Chloe Abbo 12

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