Entebbe Golf Club members celebrate with the Helment Cup after they edged their Kilembe counterparts at Entebbe. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga
Entebbe lady golfers Irene Nakalembe and Bridget Basiima got a feel of what awaits them at the Uganda Ladies Open that tees off on Thursday when the two came top at the Castle Lite quarterly Mug of Mugs at Entebbe Club on Saturday.
Playing off handicap 2, Nakalembe’s 76 nett was the best of the lot in the ladies Group A where Basiima (handicap 14) scored 77.
Pamela Tumusiime and Rita Apell who leads the series in the ladies category also strengthened their positions to claim the overall mug at the end of the season when they came top in the ladies Group B.
But it was Andrew Atuhaire’s 69nett that took the overall honours in the one-day outing that attracted 130 players.
Atuhaire (HC23) was five strokes better than Michael Tumusiime and who led Group A, where Patrick Mugisha and Isaac Mariera who are chasing the overall crown alongside Ronnie Kasirye, Daniel Opwonya and Twinemanzi Tumubweineee, were six and nine strokes off the winner.
Castle Lite Brand Manager Julian Ssentamu ( left) and Entebbe Club Secretary Paul Katuramu (center) presents prizes to Suubi Kiwanuka (for Andrew Atuhaire) after the Entebbe Mug of Mugs at Entebbe Club.
The Barclays Bank and DStv co-sponsored event was lightened up on the ‘19th hole’ by the DStv quiz night where golfers knowledge on different issues were tested with the best ten winning themselves free monthly DStv subscriptions.
In the Entebbe versus Kilembe Helment Challenge cup that was played concurrently, Atuhaire, Ali Juuko, Fred Kasumba, Pamela Tumusiime and Denis Oola inspired Entebbe to the rotation trophy victory with 771 nett to Kilembe’s 771 nett.
Some of Kilembe’s best on the day included Habib Kisande, Peter Obita, Joseph Otwane, Gad Musasizi and Mark Nsubuga. The tournament was revived about five years ago.
Andrew Atuhaire 69c/b
Michael Tumusiime 74nett
Patrick Mugisha 75
Isaac Mariera 79
Ali Juuko 69nett
John Muchiri 73c/b
Edward Kabuchu 73
Fred Kasumba 71
Dennis Oola 72
David Tugume 73
Ladies Group A
Irene Nakalembe 76nett
Bridget Basiima 77
Pamela Tumusiime 71
Rita Akot Apell 74
David Scanlon 76
Lino Anguzu 70