Eva Magala Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

2018 Singleton Golf Challenge

  • Quarter-finals:
  • Saturday, 12th May

*At Entebbe Golf Club

QUARTERFINAL DRAW

  • Irene Nakalembe & Eva Magala vs. Charles Mwesigwa & E. Katwebaze
  • Mawejje & C. Mubiru vs. Vincent Asiimwe & Francis Otim
  • Sheila Kesiime & Peace Kabasweka vs. Ronnie Kasirye & Robert Busingye
  • Paul Kaheru & Joseph Bagabo vs. Allan Muhereza & Michael Tumusiime
[/media-credit] Eva Magala will partner with Irene Nakalembe to face Charles Mwesigwa & E. Katwebaze Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

After overcoming the burden of playing on a slower green due to heavy downpour in the last round, eight pairs will need the same resolute to book semifinal slots at the Singleton Challenge at the par 71 lake side Entebbe Golf Club this Saturday, May 12.

The eight pairs of golfers will hope the weather is on its better behaviour to put in place better playing conditions unlike in the previous round which had the pair of Irene Nakalembe and Eva Magala starring.

The female pair is oozing with confidence on the back of an electrifying victory over Moses Ssebugwawo and Godfrey Byamugisha to make the last eight.

Momentum from the third round will be key for the fairer sex pair if they are to make the penultimate round.

The other six pairs to compete for semifinal places include Charles Mubiru/ Joseph Mawejje, who are up against Vincent Asiimwe/Francis Otim; Robert Busingye/Ronnie Kasirye pitted against Peace Kabasweka/Sheila Kesime and; Paul Kaheru/Joseph Bagabo who will take on Michael Tumusiime/Allan Muhereza.

A total of 16 golfers will tee off with only winning as the objective to see them progress to the next stage, semi finals.

Tough competition and revelations have headlined the event since the first round, promising an even a better showdown in the quarters. With the season’s grand prize being a trip to Dubai for the DP World Tour Championship happening in November, there is plenty to play for.

Saturday’s round will be themed ‘Las Vegas` with a casino setting, which will see golfers swap clubs for bottles and glasses at the Singleton Challenge’s startling 19th hole experience.

UBL’s Head of Whisky Portfolio, Annette Nakiyaga has seen the event flourish since the first round, with the bold reason to believe that the merry story will continue until the last day.

The Singleton Challenge journey has so far been so good. The drama, uncertainty and passion make it noteworthy and it will continue to the finals. As usual The Singleton will go out to give a pleasurable 19th Hole experience

Beside the grand prize, this year’s tournament also features the alluring reward of a 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport for any player who manages a hole in one. The vehicle comes fully insured by AfrisafeRisk Partners. Ekspreso will provide the golfers with refreshments at the halfway house while DStv has offered three months and one year subscriptions to lucky winners.

The other sponsors include Pinnacle Security, Serena Hotels, and Rwandair; a second time sponsor that will provide business class return tickets to Dubai for the winning pair.

The Singleton Challenge is played on a match play four ball better ball format, with the winning pairs advancing to the next round until the final in July.

The four male pairs in contention are; Kasirye & R. Busingye, Asiimwe & Francis Otim, Kaheru & Jospeh Bagabo, Joseph Mawejje & Charles Mubiru and Muhereza & Michael Tumusiime.

The winning pair will head to World Golf Tour Championships at the luxurious Jumeriah Golf Estates in Dubai, UAE from November 15-18.

Meanwhile, the professionals also played their initial qualification round.

2018 ENTEBBE SINGLETON CHALLENGE

ROUND THREE – RESULTS

  • Kasirye & R. Busingye bt. A. Kibaya & E. Kabuuchu 2/1
  • Asiimwe & F. Otim bt. M. Otile & H. Opolot 1-up (s/d)
  • Kaheru & J. Bagabo bt. T. Tumbweine & R. Mwehaire 1-up
  • Mawejje & C. Mubiru bt. W. Angudeyo & D. Mwesigye 4/3
  • Kesiime & P. Kabasweka bt. J. Galiwango & A. Juuko 3/2
  • Muhereza & M. Tumusiime bt. D. Kajungu & C. Nuwagira 5/4
  • Mwesigwa & E. Katwebaze bt. P. Nsereko & E. Nuwagaba 1-up
  • Nakalembe & E. Magala bt. J. Bogera & C. Hamya 1-up

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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