West Nile crowned Castle Lite Uganda Open Tour winners

By Michael Nsubuga

They beat second-placed Entebbe Club that finished on 216 by 83 points; despite Entebbe having collected more than them (28pts) on the day.

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West Nile Golf Club was crowned winners of the Castle Lite Uganda Open tour at Kitante on Saturday after collecting an unassailable 299 points from the nine tour events.
Despite amassing only eight points from the last tour event at the Uganda Golf Club course on Saturday, the West Nilers had already done enough from the earlier tours to ensure they won the inaugural club tour trophy.
They beat second-placed Entebbe Club that finished on 216 by 83 points; despite Entebbe having collected more than them (28pts) on the day.
Ismael Dalfodio in the men's Group B and Patricia Nakuya in the ladies Group B were the only scorers for the Arua side on the day that the Uganda Golf Club also won their first tour event on home soil with 52 points.
Anthony Agaba, Yunus Bbaale, Michael Muhangi, Innocent Nahabwe, and Anne Abeja were the stars that ensured the Kitante side picked up something on the tour.
But it was West Nile that celebrated to the tunes of Congolese music as their captain promised more of the same in future after picking the trophy from Uganda Tourism Board Marketing Manager Claire Mugabi.
"We worked as a unit and made sure we sponsored our players to play in all the tour tournaments," West Nile Golf Club captains Emmy Arima Taniko said.

 UGC vice-captain Onyango Matata (left) presents a trophy to Group A winner James Koto after the Uganda Open Tour at Kitante. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

"I want to thank all those who contributed to this success. We thank God who has brought us this far all alive and healthy. In West Nile and the north sport is the in-thing, we don't mix; this is the beginning of golf in Arua and you are going to see more of this," Taniko vowed.
West Nile's Patricia Nakuya who won the ladies overall prizes in the Mbale and West Nile tours; Geoffrey Van Etoma (Mbale), Gordon Obitre-Gama (Namulonge) and Moses Sebi Amori (Jinja) consequently won themselves a round of golf for two at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa.
The overall individual tour winners; Namulonge's Joseph Kakooza and Tooro's Lilian Koowe will enjoy a weekend for two and a round of golf for two at Serena.
Hussein Alemiga, Boyi Yassin, Toko Mosh will also have their entry fees in the main event shaved just like Siraji Onzima, Ismail Dalfodio, Bob Hunter and William Gayo in the subsidiary event of the Uganda Open.
Gordon Obitre, Moses Amori, Yasin Menaja, Geoffrey Etoma, Isaac Opika Atiku, Wendy Angudeyo, Patricia Nakuya, and Aidah Khamis will also not pay in their respective categories.
Overall tour winning club
West Nile Golf Club 299pts
Final club tour standings (top 5)
West Nile 299pts
Entebbe 216
Namulonge 161
UGC 146
Tooro Club 133
Overall tour winner-men
Joseph Kakooza 30pts
Overall tour winner-ladies
Lilian Koowe 37pts
UGC Tour results
Group A
James Koto 68c/b nett
Innocent Okecha 68
Anthony Agaba 68
Group B
Yunus Bbaale 65nett
Mukiibi Henry 67
Ismael Dalfodio 68
Group C
Adochi Luwum 64
Michael Muhangi 67
Innocent Nahabwe 67
Ladies Group A
Anne Abeja 70
Evelyne Asiimwe 70
Melon Kyomugisha 71
Group B
Diana Nambalirwa 70
Frista Birabwa 71
Maxi Byenkya 75