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Akope clinches 2022 Absa Captain’s Bell professional tourney

David GOMBE

Legendary Deo Akope clinched the 2022 Absa Captain’s Bell professional event that was held this weekend at the Par-72 Kitante club in Kampala.

Akope had a combined 140 gross during the two days event. On Thursday, he managed 69 and 71 on closing round on Friday.

Akope received a total kitty of Shs10m from sponsors Absa Bank.

Rodell Gaita finished second with after managing a gross of 141 and was followed by Phillip Kasozi who garnered 143 points.

Over 300 members participated in the event that climaxed on Saturday.

Dickson Agaba and Bernadatte Musanabera were crowned as the overall winners in the men and women categories respectively.

Agaba scored 40 stableford points to become the overall winner in the men’s category.

New Uganda Golf club captain Emmanuel Wamala hands over a certificate of recognition to Absa Bank Uganda MD Mumba Kalifungwa

Handicap 26 female golfer Musanabera struck 41 stableford points to topple the rest of the female crop.

The new captain Emmanuel Wamala thanked Absa for sponsoring the event

“I thank Absa Bank Uganda for supporting us most especially MD Mumba Kalifungwa. I take this opportunity to thank the out going executive for the tremendous work.” The Captain’s Bell tournament has been traditionally played since 1908 and it ushers in the new executive of the captain.”

Absa Bank Uganda MD Mumba Kalifungwa revealed that Golf is a sport that unifies people

“It has been an enjoyable day for me and the overall scores were decent for me. Golf is about socializing and networking, so that’s why we convey.” Golf is a sport that unifies people and as Absa Bank we commit ourselves towards supporting the game.”

Said Kalifungwa

All the winners (Photo by David Isabirye)

 

Other winners:

Teenager Mercy Ssebagala managed 49 points to win the guest golfer category.

Joseph Kimani won group A men, Justine Ligyalingi took group B and Bernard Katehanga was best in group C.

Peace Muyege was outstanding in group A women with 36 Points (Countback) over Aidah Khamis.

Brenda Baraka (36 points) beat the rest of the women in group B ahead of Eva Araduha (33 points) and Maureen Nasimolo (29 points).

Henry Mbonye (19 points) was the most tired golfer (pinga mingi).

Veteran Jeninah Nasimolo won the nearest to the pin (on per 3 hole 9) female prize and Gilbert Assimwe took the male prize.

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