Habib Kisande wins Hima Open

By Vision Reporter

TORO Club's Denis Otim hit a hole-in-one on the first day of the Hima Cement Open at Kilembe Golf Club but it was Kilembe's Habib Kisande who took the championship

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By Michael Nsubuga

 

Hima Open

Habib Kisande 150 (Gross winner)

Happy Robert 153

Lawrence Muhenda 156

 

TORO Club’s Denis Otim hit a hole-in-one on the first day of the Hima Cement Open at Kilembe Golf Club but it was Kilembe’s Habib Kisande who took the championship after two days of action.

 

Using an iron No.5 690cb, Otim achieved the rare feat on the par 3 hole No.14 using a Titliest ProV No.4 ball, in the company of Rodell Gaita, Adam Kojo and Peace Kabasweka.

 

Kisande (handicap four) shot one over par 74 on the first day before edging out defending champion Happy Robert by a stroke on the second day to win his first major tournament since taking on serious golf last year.

 

En-route to winning Kisande hit four birdies and an eagle on hole- No.2 on the second day to beat Robert by three shots.

 

“I feel very happy after fulfilling my dream of winning this tournament; having finished fourth last year, I thought I had a chance to win next time, so I put in a lot of practice with my brother Sulait Kisande and at the end it paid off,” Kisande said.

 

The feat did not only earn him a glittering plaque and a tee-off club but he is also assured of sponsorship for other tournaments courtesy of Pride Trading Company.

 

Group A

Sulait Kisande 148 nett

Paul Kasaija 149

Joseph Tusiime 154

 

Group B

Rogers Atuhaire 146

Nuuh Kasana 152

 

Group C

Joab Ngayi 171 c/b

Julius Musinguzi 171

 

Ladies

Dani Renno 145 nett

Peace Kabasweka 160

Habib Kisande wins Hima Open