By David Namunyala
Kyambogo Woodball Open
S. Kikatushemeza 51 strokes
Sophie Namuddu 56
Shamsa Nantege 60
Kenneth Bukenya 40
Rogers Kayima 41
Emma Lubega 42
A new crop of champions has started emerging in woodball as newcomer Shallot Kikatushemeza stood out to gun down top seed Lillian Zawedde at the Kyambogo championship over the weekend.
“I am so excited,” said Kikatushemeza, a Makerere University Business School student after her victory. She finished with 51 strokes in the women’s singles, five ahead of second-placed Sophie Namuddu. Shamsa Nantege came third with 60 strokes.
“I can’t believe my victory but then I realise anyone can be a winner once you get serious,” Katushemeza (pictured) said.
But failure to win the event, according to defending champion Zawedde, does not mean she is off the cream list for good.
“I am still on medication for malaria. This has not been easy for me to finish the whole day playing. I have to accept my position this time but I know this will not last long be¬fore I get back to the top,” Zawedde explained after confirming her sixth place finish.
In the men’s category, Kenneth Bukenya won with 40 strokes in the highly contested event. He was one better than second placed Rogers Kayima as Emma Lubega was third with 42 strokes.