For the first time in months, the par-72 Kitante course will be buzzing with busy bodies when the professionals get this year’s anticipated Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) Captain’s Prize rolling this morning.
Despite the heavy rains, the course is in perfect shape and the defending champion Herman Mutawe believes he can soar above the rest of the elites to win the lucrative Shs10m category.
“My aim is to do win again,” said the amiable veteran nicknamed longest for his hard-hitting ways.
“The weather could play a factor because of the constant rains. But I don’t fear the rain at all. We are going to play on the same course and everyone has to use the tricks in his bag to their advantage. I have been training and my body feels good.”
Mutawe made minced meat of Robert Oluba 4-up (with three holes to go) last weekend in Entebbe to breeze into the quarterfinals of the Singleton Golf Challenge but the Captain’s Prize will not be a walk in the park.
Denis Anguyo and Phillip Kasozi, fresh from Pattaya Island in Thailand, alongside the in-form trio of lady golfer Flavia Namakula, Deo Akope and Fred Wanzala will fancy their chances of dethroning Mutawe.
CBA have funded the tournament to a tune of Shs70m whereas Motor Center East Africa have staked a brand new KIA Sorento for a hole-in-one on No.9.
CBA Captain’s Prize Tournament
Tee-off times – Round One
8.30am: Gideon Kagyenzi, Denis Anguyo,
8.40am: Phillip Kasozi, Abbey Bagalana, Lawrence Muhenda
8.50am: Brian Mwesigwa, Fred Wanzala, Ian Odokonyero
9am: Herman Mutawe, Flavia Namakula, Grace Ocici
9.10am: Godfrey Mande, Hussein Bagalana, Happy Robert
9.20am: Vincent Byamukama, Brian Toolit, Saidi Mawa
9.30am: Henry Lujja, Ronald Bukenya, George Olayo
9.40am: Deo Akope, Opio Onito, Gerald Kabuye, Robert Oluba