3rd Pepsi Independence Day Golf Tourney:

Winning Professional: Vicent Byamukama

Enroute winning the professional category of the 2014 Independence Day golf tourney, Vicent Byamukama registered 3 birdie scores on holes 8 , 14 and 17 on the tricky 9 hole Palm Valley Golf course in Kakungulu Estate, Entebbe road.

Byamukama scored a total gross of 147 over the day’s action. He registered 74 gross on the final day after leading 73 gross, jointly alongside, Herman Mutawe and Denis Anguyo on the opening day.

“Rains had an adverse effect on my game. With the holding greens, i was sure of stationing the balls roughly at the exact spots when i intended” he said of his game.

11 professionals made the cut after beating the set deadline of the 9 best places with Byamukama expected to enjoy the lion’s share of the U.shs 10.8M money purse.

Denis Anguyo finished second with 149 total gross, Herman Mutawe (150). Others who made the cut are Godfrey Mande (Palm Valley Club professional), George Olayo, Sadi Mawa, Opio Onito, Steven Odongo, Deo Akope, Fred Wanzala and Silver Opio.

Missed Cut:

Dickson Lagoro, Ian Odokonyero, Brian Toolit, Sadi Atibu, Brian Mwesigwa, Gerald Ayella and Grace Ocici Onito all missed the cut.

The main event teed off on Independence day after an early morning down pour where close to 150 golfers are taking part.

The official prize giving will later take place at the Palm Valley 19th hole with merry making and celebrations to usher Uganda’s 52nd anniversary of Independence.

Top 9 Professionals (Gross Scores):

1- Vicent Byamukama [73, 74; Total: 147]

2- Denis Anguyo [73, 76 ; Total :149 ]

3- Herman Mutawe [73, 77; Total : 150]

4 – Godfrey Mande [77, 74; Total: 151]

5 – George Olayo [75, 77; Total: 152]

6  – Saidi Mawa [76, 77 ; Total: 153]

T7-  Opio Onito [76, 78; Total: 154]

T7 – Steven Odong [78,76; Total : 154]

T9 – Deo Akope [78, 77; Total: 155]

T9 – Fred Wanzala [80, 75; Total: 155]

T9 – Silver Opio [81, 74; Total: 154]

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

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