Portugal’s Stephen Ferreira s shocked many African Players including Ugandans when he won the Uganda Open Professional Category last evening.
“Uganda has been good to me and I am happy to win this title,” said Ferreira, moments after receiving his trophy from Uganda Golf Union President Johnson Omolo, Uganda Breweries Managing Director Mark Ongom Ocitti and Uganda Professional Golfers Association (UPGA) chairman Sam Ssejjaka in front of a packed par-72 at the Prize giving Ceremony.
It was tricky towards the end but the most important thing was to finish top,” said Ferreira.
He said this during the 12th edition of the Tusker Malt Uganda Professionals Open at Kitante on Saturday evening.
Below are his scores:
The Competion drew 82 professionals from 11 Countries according to the Uganda Golf Union President Johnson Omollo.Professional golfers from host country Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Portugal duly registered for the four-day event.
Tanzania had three players in Jimmy Mollel, Rodrick J. Lutalawe and Fadhyl Nkya, while two pros registered for Rwanda (Olivier Munyaneza and Erneste Ndayisenga).
Stephen Ferreira from Portugal was the only European national taking part.
Charamba Tongoona led the legion from Zimbabwe with Mohammad Mandhu.
Collin Musonda carried Zambia’s flag alongside Sydney Wemba and Aaron Simfukwe.
Neighbours Kenya were represented by the biggest contingent of professionals led by the long hitting Dismas Ndiza, the course joint record holder (63 gross) with Uganda’s Deo Akope.
Other Kenyans who traveled include; Ahil Shah, David Opati, Tonny Omuli, David Odihambo, left hander Richard Ainley, Brian Njoroge and a host of many other pros.
By Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.