Soon Yeon Hong and Gerald Abila emerged overall winners in the ladies and men’s categories respectively at the Women’s Day Golf Tournament held on Monday at Uganda Golf Club‘s (UGC) par-72 course.
Soon Yeon returned 44 Stableford points but beat ladies Group B winner Vicky Bagaya on countback while Abila managed 46 points to emerge men’s overall winner.
The tournament was organized by the ladies section of UGC in commemoration of this year’s International Women’s Day-themed “Choose To Challenge.”
UGC Lady Captain, Grace Kabonero while speaking at the event’s 19th hole thanked all players who graced the tournament albeit inclement weather following an afternoon downpour.
“I thank all the players who participated in this tournament. The ladies section will encourage young girls to take up the game of golf,” Kabonero said before recognizing distinguished lady golfers.
Kabonero also won the women’s longest drive prize.
Other side bet winners were; John Kato who won the nearest to the pin men, Bridget Nakamoga who won nearest to the pin women, but also emerged ladies Group A winner off 40 points. Garry Gonza who was first in men’s Group B with 39 points also won the men’s longest drive prize.
Ladies Group B winner was Vicky Bagaya off 44 points while Connie Mukuru beat Laura Davis on countback to win ladies Group C with 36 points.
Men’s Group A winner was Brian Rwabwogo off 38 points while men’s Group C winner was Richard Matsiko who managed 42 points.
In the seniors category, Edrae Kagambe returned 42 points to claim the senior ladies’ prize while Bruhan Nassur returned 37 points to claim the senior men’s accolade.
To cap the event, ladies overall winner Soon Yeon joined some members of the UGC Ladies section to cut the cake.
Up next at Uganda Golf Club is the Captain’s Prize tournament slated for Saturday, 13th March 2021.