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                           –

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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