Collin Subika has emerged as the best amateur at the Absa Pro-Am event in the ongoing Uganda Open Golf Championship in Entebbe.
This was confirmed at an awarding ceremony held at the Entebbe Golf club on Tuesday evening after the one-day affair event.
Subika, who finished with a net-score of 65 beat off more than 100 other professional and amatuer participants to win the event that was sponsored by Absa Uganda.
Local professional Vincent Byamukama was the biggest winner of the Absa Bank Uganda sponsored event on Tuesday.
Byamukama and his team of amateurs Jovia Tugume, Alexander Matsiko and Charles Kabunga played under the Tusker Malt Lager three team and managed to score a total of 207.
Absa Uganda sponsored Shs.47millions towards the event which includes sending the top 10 amateurs golfer to Kenya for the Magical Kenyan Open next year.
“This year we were the official banking partners of the Absa Uganda Open Championship. We sponsored the Pro-Am event and the Pro-Am event is an event where you get professionals and amateurs to play together and where the amateurs learn from the experiences of the professionals to enhance their game.” Absa Bank Uganda Managing Director Mumba Kalifungwa said before adding;
“Part of our purpose as an institution is bringing possibilities to life and sport is one of those of avenues that we believe gives us an opportunity to do that, so by promoting sports (golf),we believe we are contributing and adding to the purpose of our institution”
About the Pro-Am event at the Uganda Golf Open Championship
The Pro-Am event is a one-day affair, featuring one pro in a group with three or four amateurs. The format is typically a scramble or a shamble, with the amateurs’ handicaps counting toward the best-ball score.
The pros play from their tees and the amateurs play from up tees to make it easier.
Top 10 Amateurs (Net-Score)
Collin Subika 65 Jenina Nasimelo 66 Alexandra Matsiko 67 Water Tukahiirwa 68 Patrick Kagoro 69 Joseph Adradi 70 Wendy Angudeyo 70 Joseph Kimani 71 Ejiku Robert 71