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Mariera, Muchiri win Entebbe's Singleton Golf Challenge

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 5th June 2017 07:05 PM

En-route to the final they had seen off the pairs of Allan Muhereza and Moses Matsiko

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Singleton Golf Challenge winners Isaac Mariera (2nd left) and John Muchiri (3rd left) receive an Air ticket to Scotland from Rwanda Air Country Manager Ada Magezi (3rd right) as Moses Matsiko (left) UBL MD Mark Ongom and Entebbe Club captain Edwin Tumusiime (right) look on.

En-route to the final they had seen off the pairs of Allan Muhereza and Moses Matsiko

The pair of Isaac Mariera and John Muchiri was the last pair standing after beating Collins Nuwagira and Dan Kajungu 2&1 in the final of the Singleton Golf Challenge at Entebbe Club on Saturday.

After 5 months of grueling competition in the four-ball-better-ball format of play competition it is the two that stood tall consequently winning themselves a fully paid trip to Scotland to watch the British Open in July.

En-route to the final they had seen off the pairs of Allan Muhereza and Moses Matsiko, Jerry Owach/George Nkya, Michael Monne/Michael Odur in the earlier rounds that were played every month.

In related development professional golfer Fred Wanzala claimed the biggest share of sh12m after edging Denis Anguyo 3&1 in the professional’s category where Vincent Byamukama finished third after beating Phillip Kasozi, 3&2.

The first of its kind, the Singleton challenge has been held in a series of tournaments with 124 players playing on a knock-out basis since January and advancing in every round.

At the 19th hole, themed nights where the order of the day after every round. At the final, Maxi Byenkya and Moses Matsiko were voted the smartest while David Ssekitoleko and Maureen Okura took the smartest themed award at the ‘19th hole’.

Isaac Mariera took the man of the season award while the pair of Kiryowa Kiwanuka and Elly Mukasa took the ‘team of the season award’.

Edward Kabuchu scooped the overall Singleton Award while Gier Chuang was the most consistent player.

Singleton Golf Challenge final results

Amateurs

Isaac Mariera/John Muchiri beat Collins Nuwagira/Dan Kajungu 2&1

3rd place playoff

Kiryowa Kiwanuka/Elly Mukasa beat Anthony Agaba/ Jadu Patel 6&5

Professionals

Fred Wanzala bt Denis Anguyo 3&1

3rd place playoff

Vincent Byamukama bt Phillips Kasozi 3&2

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