128 Qualify For Singleton First Round

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Last year’s semi-finalists Dan Kajungu and Collins Nuwagira will face-off with Josef Salani and Graham Byagaba.

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Golfers turned up in flowery attire in the “Carribean night” theme at the 19th hole as the Singleton Golf Challenge started at Entebbe Club on January 13 2018. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

Defending champions Isaac Mariera and John Muchiri will take on Geoffrey Byamugisha and Moses Ssebugwawo in the first round of the Singleton Golf Challenge on February 17 at Entebbe Club.

This follows a random draw that was held after the qualifying round on Saturday that attracted 213 golfers. Only 128 players were drawn to compete in the seven-month, four-ball-better-ball match play tournament that is held in a series of monthly tournaments.

Mehta Golf Club’s youngster Joel Basalaine who returned the best score during the qualifier and his partner Edwin Okong will entertain Moses Mukiibi and Andrew Atuhaire, while Aidah Khamis and Jackie Kamunyu will entertain Jaime Byaruhanga and Emmanuel Wamala.

The only ladies teams of Irene Nakalembe and Eva Magala and that of Gloria Mbaguta and Evelyn Asiimwe will play each other in the first round, while the one of Rita Apell and Pamela Tumusiime were drawn against Harry Hakiza and Michael Monne.

Last year’s semi-finalists Dan Kajungu and Collins Nuwagira will face-off with Josef Salani and Graham Byagaba.

The top five golfers who dressed as per the night’s theme “Caribbean” were rewarded with a Singleton each at the 19th hole which was kept alive by comedian Salvador (Patrick Idringi jokes.

The winning pairs from every month advances to the subsequent rounds until the finals in July.

The ultimate prize will have winners play alongside established professionals in a Pro-AM event of the DP Golf Series at the Jumeirah Golf Estates Club in Dubai.

This is on top of a sh235m car (for a hole-in-one) for every month of the seven-month competition, provided by Victoria Motors, free DStv subscriptions and DStv Explorers, golfing experiences at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and a fully paid trip to Dubai and free air tickets courtesy of RwandAir.

Basalaine and Twinemanzi were the biggest winners on the day, each walking away with an Explorer decoder with Rodwel Gaita, Gloria Mbaguta and Alex Nkuyahaga who won the longest and nearest to the pin prizes winning themselves a round of golf at the Lake Victoria Serena resort.

Singleton qualifier top results

Group A

Joel Basalaine 68nett

Ashraf Bagalana 71c/b

Noah Waibi 71c/b             

Group B

Twinemanzi Tumubweinee 69

Morgan Otile 69c/b

Isaac Ogwal 70c/b

Group C

Peter Mungoma 66

Ellis Katwebaze 70

James Ndangu 71

Ladies Group A

Irene Nakalembe 68nett

Evelyn Asiimwe 70

Group B

Jovia Tugume 73

Jackie Kamunyu 75c/b

Longest drive

Rodwel Gaita

Gloria Mbaguta

Alex Nkuyahaga

 




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