Balls will have to be chipped to perfection off the bunkers. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

2017 Toro Seniors golf tourney:

Overall Winner:

  • Charles Kagombe – 40 Stableford Points

Charles Kagombe won the first edition of the Toro Seniors Golf tournament played at the par 70 Toro club course over the weekend.

The Mbarara club member returned 40 stableford points to claim the overall prize, beating a strong field that had over 40 golfers.

Fred Kasumba won the 55-60 years age category. Simon Onek toppled the 61-65 years section and Gilbert Mujogya claimed the 66-70 years category.

John Basaliza, arguably the oldest golfer in the country impressed many with his fond skills of old.

Jill Pinda tallied 37 points was the best lady golfer on the day.

State minister of works and transport Monica Ntege also took part in the day long championship, the first of its kind at the countryside golf club in Fort Portal.

Ntege tallied 30 stableford points, but was beaten by Lillian Kanyamatonwa on countback to the second place.

The event was organized by Toro Club in conjunction with the Uganda Golf Union and fueled by JBG.

Other top performers:

55-60 Years category:

  • Fred Kasumba – 32 Points
  • Gad Musasizi – 30 Points
  • Nesta Byamugisha – 29 Points

61-65 Years:

  • Sam Onek – 31 Points
  • Charles Katarikawe – 29 Points
  • Patrick Billy – 21 Points

66-70 Years:

  • Gilbert Mujogya – 31 Points
  • A.K Mayanja – 27 Points
  • Andrew Tendo – 24 Points

71+ Category:

  • Stephen Kanyamatonwa – 37 Points
  • Sam Zaramba – 32 Points Countback   
  • John Basaliza – 32 Points


  • Jill Pinda – 37 Points
  • Lillian Kanyamatonwa – 30 Points (Countback)
  • Monica Ntege – 30 Points

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

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