How Women’s Day Woodball Cup transpired

By David Namunyala

Added 9th March 2017 02:51 PM

Sophie Namuddu won the tournament, beating Uganda's seed one Lillian Zawedde.

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Sophie Namuddu won the tournament, beating Uganda's seed one Lillian Zawedde.

PIC: Sophie Namudu, the eventual winner, in action during the Women’s Day Cup at Namboole. (Credit: David Namunyala)


Seniors category

Sophie Namudu 51strokes

Lillian Zawedde 53

Denise Nanjeru 61

Corporates category

Margaret Mulumba   62strokes

Mary Nantumbwe    64

Betty Alela   70

Uganda’s seed one Lillian Zawedde is hopeful ahead of this weekend’s encounter as she plots to reclaim her pride at the Kyambogo Woodball Open.

She fell to Ndejje Club teammate Sophie Namuddu at the Women’s Day Woodball Cup when she finished second with 53 strokes, two points behind the champion Namudu (51strokes)

This was on Wednesday at Namboole.

Corporates category winner Margaret Mulumba (center), Mary Nantumbwe (right) and Betty Alela finished second and third respectively at the Women’s Day Cup. (Credit: David Namunyala)

The 24 fairways contest was challenging, according to Zawedde.

“It was difficult for me to swing the mallet especially in the long fairways due to my state [she is an expectant mother] but am ready to try and see that I at least recover at the next event.”

But Women’s Day champion Namuddu is not shaken.

 “I believe it’s my time to shine and I am not scared to take on anyone,” she said.  

Meanwhile Denise Nanjeru finished in third place with 61 strokes at the inaugural women’s event that attracted over 50 participants in both the seniors and corporates category.

The corporates category saw Margaret Mulumba emerge victorious with 62 strokes followed by Mary Nantumbwe and Betty Alela with 64 and 70 strokes in second and third positions respectively.


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