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By Vision Reporter

Added 4th October 2008 03:00 AM

Norah Mbabazi dares men in the Ladies Open

BY DOUGLAS MAZUNE

SOUTH Africa based Norah Mbabazi will tussle it out with men in the professional event of the Uganda Amateur Ladies Golf Open tournament this weekend.

Norah Mbabazi dares men in the Ladies Open

BY DOUGLAS MAZUNE

SOUTH Africa based Norah Mbabazi will tussle it out with men in the professional event of the Uganda Amateur Ladies Golf Open tournament this weekend.

Norah Mbabazi dares men in the Ladies Open

BY DOUGLAS MAZUNE

SOUTH Africa based Norah Mbabazi will tussle it out with men in the professional event of the Uganda Amateur Ladies Golf Open tournament this weekend.

The 54-holes main tournament teed off yesterday at the par-72 Kitante course while the professional and subsidiary events will get underway today.

With towering Kenyan professional Rose Naliaka unable to make the trip Mbabazi will face off with an array of local professionals in the sh3m event.

Unlike in amateur where women are granted a head-start on the women’s tee, Mbabazi will shoot from the men’s tee.

“In professional the ground is level. There’s no special consideration for a female competitor. It's not strange. She has competed with us before in several tournaments,” Uganda Professional Golfers Association (UPGA) captain Deo Akope stated.

Being the only Ugandan female professional whenever Mbabazi visits Kampala she plays against men.

The professional event is expected to attract 14 contestants including Rwandan Emmanuel Ruterana.

The three-day stroke-play main event that teed off yesterday had competitors Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia of handicap 20 and below.

Women above handicap 20 and men will participate in the subsidiary event of the tournament sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank to the tune of sh15m. The tournament will close with what is expected to be a grand prize-giving ceremony with Uganda Golf Club.

By press time, the first round of the main event was still going on.

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Top five contenders:
Deo Akope
Godfrey Mande
Norah Mbabazi
Amos Kamya
Denis Onyango

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