• Uganda Amateur Golf Open Championship
  • 4th – 7th September 2019
  • *At Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa, Kigo

As the 78th edition of the Uganda Amateurs Golf Open championship tees off on Wednesday, 4th September 2019 at the Kigo based Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa, all the speculation will be on who wins this prestigious event.

Defending champion Ronald Otile is eyeing a fourth title following earlier success scripts in 2015, 2016 and recently 2018.

The US-based golfer is well aware of the pressure and demands that come with this tournament arguably the biggest on the local golfing calendar.

Ronald Otile prepares to tee-off last year at Entebbe Golf Club

“I am set mentally and physically because I have been preparing for this year’s Uganda Open. I know there are a couple of other good golfers but I am ready. The course is in great shape and I am only worried about the winds,” Otile noted on Tuesday, the official practice day.

Ronald Otile watches the ball in flight during the official practice round on Tuesday at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa

Otile will lead the biggest cast of Ugandans on the course, regarded as the best on the land and the region.

Other promising Ugandans likely to compete include Jinja’s towering Grace Kasango, Mehta club’s Godfrey Nsubuga, Tooro’s Joseph Cwinyaai among others.

Joseph Cwinyaai with a driving shot

Some of the Kenyans include Daniel Nduva, Paul Musange, William Odera, and others as the Tanzanian legion will be led by Victor Joseph Mwenne.

The amateur golfers will play four rounds from Wednesday to Saturday for a combined 72 holes on stroke play basis.

Roll of Honour since 1994:

  • 1994 – Sadi Onito (R.I.P)
  • 1995 – Sadi Onito (R.I.P)
  • 1996 – Sadi Onito (R.I.P)
  • 1997 – Stephen Birungi
  • 1998 – Stephen Birungi
  • 1999 – Stephen Birungi
  • 2000 – Deo Akope
  • 2001 – Deo Akope
  • 2002 – Deo Akope
  • 2003 – Charles Yokwe (RIP)
  • 2004 – David Odiambo (Kenya)
  • 2005 – Charles Yokwe (RIP)
  • 2006 – Amos Kamya
  • 2007 – Nicholas Rokoine (Kenya)
  • 2008 – George Olayo
  • 2009 – Peter Ssendaula
  • 2010 – Brian Mwesigwa
  • 2011 – Rogers Byaruhanga
  • 2012 – Phillip Kasozi
  • 2013 – Peter Ssendaula
  • 2014 – Willy Deus Kitata
  • 2015 – Ronald Otile
  • 2016 – Ronald Otile
  • 2017 – Ronald Rugumayo
  • 2018 – Ronald Otile
  • 2019 – ????

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

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