Kiconco, Xiang Ming take home Captain’s Bell titles
Posted Monday, May 26 2014 at 11:19
Golf. Hon John Byabagambi was appointed the captain of the Uganda Parliamentary Golf Team that will feature in East African tournaments
Expatriate Xiang Ming and Annette Kiconco earned their first major titles by taking home overall gongs at the St. Augustine International University-sponsored Captain’s Bell Golf Tournament at the par-72 Kitante course on Saturday night.
Ming and Kiconco shot 71 and 70 nett respectively to leave a field of more than 150 golfers in their wake.
Ming defeated Kitante-stalwart Gerald Kabuyue on countback to scoop the men’s title whereas 22-handicapper Kiconco played her best-ever competitive round of 70 nett to beat her closest challenger Monica Ntege (75) by four strokes.
“It was a surprising round of golf for me,” said Kiconco, who enjoyed four pars on the front nine and two at the back. “I am shocked I could play like this in the rain. Now I know my handicap is going to be cut.”
OVERALL WINNERS AT CAPTAIN”S BELL GOLF
M: Xiang Ming 71 c/b
W: Annette Kiconco 70
Group winners (men)
A: Gerald Kabuye 71 nett
B: Allan Muhereza 74
C: Wu Kun 74 c/b
D: John Katto 77 c/b
Group winners (women)
A: Monica Ntege 75
B: Lydia Mutesi 78
M: Vincent Katutsi
W: Gloria Mbaguta
Nearest to the Pin
M: A. Gakwandi
W: N. Mukunyi