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Singleton Golf Challenge continues to excite as third round beacons

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 12th March 2019 04:42 PM

The ladies teams continued their dream match after overcoming the men in the second round of the event at the Entebbe course on Saturday.

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Ssuubi Kiwanuka watches the flight of his ball during the Singleton's second round. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

The ladies teams continued their dream match after overcoming the men in the second round of the event at the Entebbe course on Saturday.

The Singleton Golf Challenge continues not only to excite but also to produce shock results to some teams as the annual tournament rages on.
 
The ladies teams continued their dream match after overcoming the men in the second round of the event at the Entebbe course on Saturday.
 
After the second round event, Wendy Angudeyo and Doreen Mwesigye are determined to become the second ladies team to win the challenge after they eliminated Tony Kisadha/Richard Mwami in the second round of the tournament on Saturday.
 
Angudeyo/Mwesigye edged out the men’s pair 1up, to continue their match in the next round where they will face Kiryowa Kiwanuka/Elly Mukasa who registered one of the biggest win of the day; 5&3, over Benson Katema/William Mutyaba.
 
“We had hope we could progress but we knew we had to work hard because we were facing more experienced opponents but we kept our cool and just decided to enjoy our game,” Angudeyo said.
 
“The pressure was too much but we kept focused. But we already see ourselves flying to Dubai,”
 
Charles Odere whose partnership with Samuel Kato also qualified to the next round of the four-ball-better-ball match play championship past John Byabagambi/John Kakira after a 5&3 win, will be hoping to adjust their game accordingly against the defending champions; Peace Kabasweka/Sheila Kesiime, who easily beat Barnabas Bakamuntumaho/Robert Sabiiti 5&4.
 
Other ladies pairs of Gloria Mbaguta/Evelyn Asiimwe and that of Maureen Okura/Martha Babirye, as well as the only mixed team of Collins Odere/Caroline Namutebi, also advanced past Paul Katuramu/Serwano Walusimbi, Moses Mukiibi/Paul Ndyaguma and Jaime Byaruhanga/Mark Nsubuga after winning 2up, 1up and 1up respectively.
 
Mbaguta/Asiimwe and Okura/Babirye will clash in the third round following the random draw held on Saturday.

 It was all-white at the 19th hole after Singleton's second round at Entebbe Club, March 4, 2019. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

First edition winners Isaac Mariera/John Muchiri will still fancy their chances after they eliminated Phillip Sebbaale/Edgar Muzahura, 4&2 as the first edition finalists Dan Kajungu and Collins Nuwagira also saw off Herbert Mwetemba/Ali Juuko, 3&2.
 
The battle between the sponsors’ representatives DStv’s Charles Hamya/Joseph Bogera and HTC’s John Basabose who partnered with Kato Sebbale saw the former winning 1up; while the smartest men’s team of Oscar Semawere/Marvin Kagoro despite the late fight they put up were also beaten after the first hole of sudden death playoff by Tim Mwanda and Ssuubi Kiwanuka.
 
At the 19th hole, it was an all-white party that was spiced up by comedy acts by Madrat and Chico, Teacher Mpamire and Salvado as the best-dressed golfers got their Singleton rewards.
 
The third round will be held on April 13 where co-sponsors RwandAir will be offering two air tickets to the best man and lady to destinations around East Africa.
 
The event is sponsored by Singleton Whisky, RwandAir, DStv, Pinnacle Security, Victoria Motors, Afrisafe Risk Partners, Ekspreso, Street Club, and Serena Hotel. 
 

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