National golf captain Adolf Muhumza, warmed up for a hectic golf season ahead by claiming the Mbarara Open this week at the par 70 Mbarara course in Western Uganda.

The Toro based golfer shot an opening round of 69 and 78 with a gross total of 147 to claim the gross category and also become the first winner at the tournament that was being organised after a 9 year absence.

It comes in the wake of a season were the national players will be playing in the Uganda Open, All Africa Golf Championship, East African golf challenge, the Africa President’s Cup and the East Africa Community golf shield.

He was closely followed by National junior golfer Herman “Deco” Mutebi, who with a total gross score of 149 after two rounds of 76 and 71 while the Mayombo Memorial winner and also national golfer Ronald Bukenya finished with 151 gross after two rounds of 80 and 71.

Edwin Muhereza was the overall winner with 42 stableford points. The tournament was sponsored by the China Railway Seventh Group and Pepsi. Palm Valley’s Fred Wanzala won the professionals category with 152 gross.

Overall winner – Edwin Muhereza 42pts

Top 5- gross

Adolf Muhumuza 69 78 147

Herman Mutebi 76 71 149

Ronnie Bukenya 80 71 151

Henry Lujja 76 75 151

Daniel Baguma 77 75 152

Group A

1-Simon Byaruhanga 35pts

2-Ronald Mabonga 34

Group B

1-Augustine Mubiru 40pts

2-Geoffrey Orach 37

Group C

1-Edgar Muzahura 35pts

2-Ali Juuko 34

Ladies Group A

1-Evelyn Asiimwe 33pts c/b

2-Melon Kyomugisha 33

Group B

1-Mary Tumusiime 34pts

2-Kate Muganga 32

Professionals top 5:

Fred Wanzala 75 77 152

George Olayo 80 74 154

Saidi Mawa 79 75 154

Denis Anguyo 78 76 154

Brian Mwesigwa 79 75 154

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