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Namakula continues to build her earnings in pro ranks

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 31st January 2017 04:46 PM

There is no rest for Namakula as she immediately tackles the Ladies Tshwane Open at Zwartkop Country Club, January 31-February 2

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Namakula has earned some from each her first three outings in the pro ranks. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

There is no rest for Namakula as she immediately tackles the Ladies Tshwane Open at Zwartkop Country Club, January 31-February 2

Uganda lady golfer Flavia Namakula continued to earn from her budding professional golfing career when she made her third cut in the South African Women’s Open at the San Lameer Country Club on Saturday.

Finishing 36th ( (tied 47) out of 62 golfers with a 243 (80,78,85) was once again enough for her to pocket close to sh1m in her third outing as a professional in the South African Ladies Tour tournaments.

Namakula made her professional debut three weeks ago during the SuperSport Ladies Challenge at Huddle Park Golf, before she competed in the South Africa Women’s Masters in an even bigger field of over 60 players at the Rondebosch Golf Club in Cape Town.

She has earned almost the same amount from each of the three tournaments thus far and finished ahead of five other ‘freshers’; Nicole Becker, Siviwe Duma, Hanna Roos, Michelle de Vries and Yolanda Duma, who have also played only their third professional tournaments.

South African golfer Lee-Anne Pace closed on a historic three-peat in the tournament after she carded 208 over three rounds to complete her hat-trick, and pocketing sh23m out of the sh66m prize fund.

There is no rest for Namakula as she immediately tackles the Ladies Tshwane Open at Zwartkop Country Club, January 31-February 2, ahead of the Cape Town Ladies Open, February 7-9.

After she will then compete in the SLT Dimension Data Challenge at George Golf Club, February 17-19, the Sunshine Ladies Tour Classic at Glendower Golf Club, February 21-23, the Sun International Ladies Challenge at Lost City Golf Course and as well as in the Johannesburg Ladies Open and the  Royal Johannesburg & Kensington, March 5-7. The series of tournaments have close to over sh300m in prize money.

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