Kibirige Wins This Year’s Captain’s Bell Golf Tourney

Marvin Kibirige completed an outstanding six-under 138 over 36 holes to be crowned the champion of this year’s Captain’s Bell professional tournament.

The 21 year old from Mary Louise Simkins Golf Club had in the opening round equaled Uganda Golf Course’ par-72 course record of 63 after he shot 9 under par.

On Saturday, Kibirige was crowned winner as he walked home with shs2.5 million, the biggest share of the shs10 million offered by sponsors Absa Bank Uganda for professionals.

Abraham Ainamani came second with a score of 2 under par 70 with 142 strokes whereas Adolf Muhumuza with a level score of 145 as David Kamulindwa came third and fourth respectively while Silver Opio, was fifth with 3 over par 146 and last year’s winner, Deo Akope came sixth with 147.

Richard Baguma, Philip Kasozi and Vincent Byamukama came seventh, eighth and ninth respectively.

Also among the notable winners was Next Media CEO, Kin Kariisa who impressed in division one, scoring an incredible 71 in the second runners up position in the men’s category.

Absa bank Uganda injected shs133 million in this year’s edition of the Captain’s Bell Tournament.

Other winners

  • Nearest to the pin (ladies) -Annette Kiconco
  • Nearest to the pin(men)- David Mureithi
  • Longest drive(ladies)- Caroline Namutebi
  • Longest driver( men)- Tarzan Lubega
  • Guest winner(ladies)- Lilian Koowe
  • Senior ladies winner- Jennifer Opio
  • Seniors men’s runner up- Sam Byagagaire
  • Seniors men’s winner- Jackson Karyarugookya
  • Ladies group B 2nd runners up- Peace Muyege.
  • Men’s group A winner- Charles Mubiru
  • Overall winner(Ladies)- Anne Abeja
  • Overall winner(men) -Vincent Katutsi

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