Deo Akope won the pro event at the 2022 Absa Captain’s Bell Golf tournament that was played on Thursday and Friday at Uganda Golf Club’s par-72 golf course in Kitante, Kampala.
Akope shoot 4 under par 140 in two rounds to emerge as the winner in the Pro Event and bag UGX.10m courtesy of Absa.
In the Amateur event, Dickson Agaba emerged as the overall winner in the Men’s category while Bernadette Musanabera took the women’s gong after posting 41 points.
Musanabera also won the ladies longest drive.
The other winners including youngster Mercy Ssebagala who won the guest price with 49 points.
Brenda Maraka managed 36 points to win ladies Group B whilst Peace Muyege won ladies Group A off 36 points on count back.
In the men’s groups, Bernard Katechangwa won Group C with 40 points, Justin Ligyalingi won Group B with 40 points whilst Joseph Kimani won Group A with 39 points.
The Kitante Cup was claimed by Geoffrey Ojok off 11/10 over 36 holes whilst the Club Championship was won by Bagalana Ibra with 6/5 over 36 holes. The latter also won the men’s longest drive prize.
In the other side bet, Gilbert Asiimwe won the men’s nearest to the pin gong.
‘Piga Mingi’ accolade was taken by Henry Mbonye who managed 19 points. He was awarded with a practice net and hopefully he will return a much improved score in his next engagement.
The Captain’s Bell tournament is an annual event hosted by the Uganda Golf Club, where the newly elected captain hosts members in a tournament and unveils his new committee at the beginning of his term in office.
Emmanuel Wamala is the new captain while Paul Fitzgerald Nuwagaba is his Vice. These two are taking over from outgoing captain Patrick Billy and Vice Captain Dr. Alex Coutinho.