The third round of the 2019 Singleton match play golf championship was successfully completed at the lake side par 71 Entebbe Golf Club course.
A total of 191 golfers participated in the day long event played on a match play format.
Kasese based golfer Habib Kisande, playing off handicap 6, won group A, championing with 35 stable ford points ahead of Stephen Krisch (34 points).
Eight pairs (16 golfers) competed in the main amateur catergory with 16 professionals battling for the quarter final slots and the rest of the crop competed in the subsidiary group.
The successful winning pairs (4) will play at the fourth round in May 2019.
Defending champion pair of Sheila Kensiime and Peace Kabasweka were ejected by Samuel Kato and Charles Odere 4/2.
Maureen Okura and Martha Babirye stopped Gloria Mbaguta and Evelyne Assimwe.
Others were Ibra Bagalana and Raymond Mwesigye, as well as Wendy Angudeyo with Dorren Mwesigye.
The professionals who qualified for the quarter finals are Herman ‘Deco’ Mutebi, Fred Wanzala, Robert Happy, Abraham Ainamani, Gerald Kabuye, Herman Mutawe, David Kamulindwa and Ronald Rugumayo.
Mutebi overcame Vincent ‘Araali’ Byamukama 1 up, Wanzala condemned Brian Toolit 5/3, Happy smiled 2/1 over Deo Akope, Ainamani defeated Adolf Muhumuza 2/1, Kabuye out-classsed Abbey Bagalana 5/4.
Meanwhile, Mutawe edged Jinja based Opio Onito with a second play off hole, teenager Kamulindwa out-smarted Silver Opio 1 up and Rugumayo was 3/2 victorious over Richard Baguma.
Mutebi will face Happy in the quarter final match up, Rugumayo takes on Wanzala, Ainemani will battle Kamulindwa as Mutawe will lock horns against Kabuye.
The pro golfers are playing for Shs 50M as the total kitty.
Round four (quarter finals) will be played in May 2019 at Entebbe Golf Club.
The winning pair will win return air tickets to the Dubai Classic series at the end of the year.
Guests and golfers were treated to a sumptuous dinner and awesome entertainment at the 19th hole where the theme night was African traditional wear.
King Saha thrilled the crowd with his breathe-taking lyrics.