Andrew Ssekibejja Aims for Back-to-Back Victory at 82nd Uganda Golf Open

andrew ssekibejja aims for back to back victory at 82nd uganda golf open
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Andrew Ssekibejja Targets Second Consecutive Uganda Golf Open Victory

In the upcoming 82nd Johnnie Walker Uganda Golf Open Championship, Andrew Ssekibejja seeks to achieve back-to-back wins in the prestigious event. The tournament is set to begin at the Uganda Golf Club’s par 72 Kitante course on Wednesday.

Ssekibejja’s goal is to join the exclusive club of back-to-back champions of the Uganda Golf Open, a feat last achieved in 2016 by Ronald Otile when he secured his second of three titles.

Ssekibejja, a 26-year-old golfer, clinched his first Uganda Open title last year by carding a score of 295 over 72 holes at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa course. This victory came in only his third attempt, and he is determined to defend his crown in this year’s competition.

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Expressing his readiness for the tournament, Ssekibejja said, “I am looking forward to the Open, and I am determined to retain my crown. The course is in good shape, and I hope it remains that way this week. I need to keep my game on the fairway, and that has been my focus, along with improving my putting.”

Ssekibejja will face stiff competition from several contenders, including former winner Joseph Cwinyaai and the promising golfer Godfrey Nsubuga, who is making a mark on the golf circuit in Kenya and Uganda. Nsubuga recently won the Tea Fields Trophy in Kericho, Kenya, as part of his efforts to accumulate points to participate in the Magical Kenya Open and enhance his World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Cwinyaai, the 2021 winner, is aiming for his second crown and has secured sponsorship from the US-based technology company Inkozi, headquartered in Florida.

The tournament will also feature other notable competitors like Joe Kasozi, Michael Tumusiime, and golfers from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi.

The Uganda Golf Open is sponsored by Uganda Breweries Limited under the Johnnie Walker brand, with co-sponsorship from Absa Bank Uganda, Crown Beverages, Pinnacle Security Limited, NBS Sport, NCS, Royal and Ancient, Medisell, HK Properties, Case Medical Services, and Tusker Malt.

Uganda Amateur Golf Open Winners since 1932

Year Winner
1932 H. Davidson
1933 H. Davidson
1934 R.W Hooker
1935 J.D Rankine
1936 J.D Rankine
1937 H. Davidson
1938 R.W Bun
1939 J.E Higginson
1940-1947 Not Held
1948 D. F Stewart
1949 A.Q Roberts
1950 N.C Elwell
1951 N.C Elwell
1952 J.R Cooke
1953 R.W Hooper
1954 M.Johnson
1955 J.R Oglive
1956 J.R Oglive
1957 Ian McAdam
1958 Brian Malone
1959 Ian McAdam
1960 Mike Johnson
1961 Mike Johnson
1962 Mike Johnson
1963 John Higginson
1964 John Higginson
1965 Muhammed Rajab
1966 John Higginson
1967 I.Pattinson
1968 G.Burrows
1969 M.Rajab
1970 M.Couma
1971 J. Kahugu
1972 Ben Okello
1973 Tom Taban
1974 Alex Okodan
1975 Ramathan Kayamba
1976 Sadi Onito
1977 Sadi Onito
1978 Sadi Onito
1979-1980 Not Held
1981 Juma Jaffer
1982 Juma Jaffer
1983 Sadi Onito
1984 John Mucheru
1985 Sadi Onito
1986 Sadi Onito
1987 Sadi Onito
1988 Sadi Onito
1989 Allan Njoroge
1990 Dedan Kagonyera
1991 Sadi Onito
1992 Juma Jaffer
1993 John Gavin
1994 Sadi Onito
1995 Sadi Onito
1996 Sadi Onito
1997 Steven Birungi
1998 Steven Birungi
1999 Steven Birungi
2000 Deo Akope
2001 Deo Akope
2002 Deo Akope
2003 Charles Yokwe
2004 David Odhiambo
2005 Charles Yokwe
2006 Amos Kamya
2007 Nicholas Rokoine
2008 George Olayo
2009 Peter Ssendaula
2010 Brian Mwesigwa
2011 Rogers Byaruhanga
2012 Phillip Kasozi
2013 Peter Ssendaula
2014 Kitata
2015 Ronald Otile
2016 Ronald Otile
2017 Ronald Rugumayo
2018 Ronald Otile
2019 Daniel Nduva
2020 John Lejirma
2021 Joseph Cwinya-ai
2022 Andrew Ssekibejja

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