Pro Golfer Saidi Mawa scored a course over par score of 72 gross on the second day action to amass a total of 147 gross and claim the professional event of the 17th JBG golf tournament at the par 71 Entebbe Golf course.
Mawa, a Jinja based professional golfer played catch up to the day one leader, Silver Opio who was leading by the close of business on the opening day.
The towering golfer played 6 birdies over the two days registering success on holes 2, 11 and 18 (day 1) and on holes 3, 12 and 18 during day two.
“The greens were fast on day one. When it rained over night, i knew i would catch up the 3 strokes i was trailing the leader” Mawa said.
It was an eventful day for Mawa, who will smile to the bank to have a lion’s share of the U.shs 5M sponsor’s purse where 6 other professionals have made the cut.
His brother, Shaban Ram would the Motor Care golf tournament at the Uganda Golf Club, Kampala on Friday.
Silver Opio, Ian Odokonyero, George Olayo, Herman Mutaawe, Fred Wanzala and Opio Onito join Mawa among the golfer to make the cut.
The main event, being run on the stable ford full handicap format is taking place on Saturday.
Fred Wanzala has been the defending champion in the professional event with captain Timothy Okwi, the defending champion in the main category (men) and Maureen Okurra (women).
PROS DAY 1 DAY2 TOTAL
1- Mawa.Saidi Shaban 75 72 147
2 -Silver Opio 72 76 148
T3- Ian Odokonyero 78 71 149
George Olayo 75 74 149
T5- Herman Mutaawe 77 73 150
Fred Wanzala 76 74 150
7 – Opio Onito 75 77 152
T8 – Vincent Byamukama 78 76 154
Brian Toolit 78 76 154
Deo Akope 77 77 154
11- Dennis Anguyo 76 81 157
Gerald Ayella 80 N/R –
Grace Ocici 80 N/R –
Steven Odong 82 N/R –