1. Deo Akope (Uga) 70, 69, 71, 71 (281)
2. Dismas Ndiza (Ken) 67, 75, 71, 71 (284)
3. Denis Anguyo (Uga) 71, 69, 71, 75 (286)
14. Emmanuel Ruterana (Rwa) 75, 75, 75, 75 (300)
RWANDA’S professional golfer Emmanuel Ruterana finished in 14th position in the 2014 Tusker Malt Uganda which climaxed over the weekend in Kampala.
Uganda’s top-ranked Deo Akope overcame a strong field of 47 other professionals to win his third Uganda Open title.
Ruterana failed to break into the top ten as he returned 300 gross over 72 holes to miss out on the $40,000 prize. The top ten shared the prize money.
Kenyan long hitting Dismas Ndiza scored 284 gross to take first runner-up gong while Ugandan Denis Anguyo returned 286 to finish third.
In the amateur category, upcoming 17-year old Taylor Koonce completed his first 72-hole tournament finishing in the top 30 out of 97 golfers from South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, and Zambia. Not bad at all for the teenager in only his second tournament of the year.
Koonce was awarded the third place cup for the amateur division of the Uganda Open Golf Championships.
Ugandan Willy Deus Kitata, handicap + 3, emerged the winner of the amateur category after overcoming compatriot Adolf Muhumuza after sudden death victory on hole 12. Kitata trailed Muhumuza by 3 strokes coming into the final day.