Vicky Elias chips from the bunker at Entebbe Golf Club

Castle Lite Entebbe Ladies Golf Open 2020:

  • Day 1: Friday, 6th March
  • Day 2 & Climax: Saturday, 7th March

*At Entebbe Golf Club

The 10th edition of the Castle Lite Entebbe Ladies Golf open will swing off on Friday at the par 71 dog-legged lake side golfing facility in Entebbe.

A total of 50 female golfers will vey for the coveted prize over two rounds in 36 holes.

The official tournament draw was released on the eve of the championship that will engage the subsidiary golfers on day two.

The earlier tee-off is schedule at 10 AM for the trio of Pamela Tumusiime, Yu Feng and Gladness Tarimo.

Dorren Kukunda swings during the official practice round

Uganda Ladies Golf Union President Evah Magala will follow suit, 10 minutes later alongside Palm Valley’s Melon Kyomugisha and Entebbe Club’s Bridget Basima.

Dar es Salaam based golfer Elias Vicky will tee off at 10:20 AM, playing with Bridget Nakamoga and Wendy Angudeyo.

Spilling the bunker with a sand wedge during a practice round

Defending champion Irene Nakalemba has been scheduled for 12:10 PM where she will play alongside Aidah Khamisi and Kabale Golf Club member Shiela Kesime.

Pre-tournament favorite Martha Babirye will tee off by 11:50 AM in the company of Judith Komugisha and Lillian Koowa.

Martha Babirye prior to the practice round on Thursday , 5th March 2020

Babirye, also the reigning Uganda Amateurs Golf Open Champion had a successful practice round on Thursday and attests she has all it takes to win this championship.

I have taken like three months without playing in Entebbe. I am back to compete and win. The field is competitive but I have the confidence that I will perform well.

Martha Babirye, Handicap 4 lady golfer
Martha Babirye

Entebbe based Maureen Okura who will be teeing off at 10:50 AM alongside Jenninah Nasimolo and Reginah Namata believes the tournament will provide a perfect rehearsal for the international women’s day.

I AM HAPPY THAT I WILL BE PLAYING IN THE 2020 CASTLE LITE ENTEBBE LADIES GOLF OPEN. THIS IS A PERFECT WAY TO CELEBRATE THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. AS LADIES, WE NEED TO CHERISH THIS SPECIAL DAY. i had a successful practice round and i look forward a great tournament since the course is in the best shape.

Maureen Okura, lady golfer
Maureen Okura

After day one, the golfers will then be seeded prior to the final round to determine the final round.

Nakalembe has won this championship for five consecutive years.

Full Draw:

  • 10:00 AM: Pamela Tumusiime, Yu Feng, Gladness Tarimo
  • 10:10 AM:  Evah Magala, Melon Kyomugisha, Bridget Basima
  • 10:20 AM: Elias Vicky, Bridget Nakamoga, Wendy Angudeyo
  • 10:30 AM: Joan Kyatuka, Dianah Nambalirwa, Vicky Karuga
  • 10:40 AM: Josephine Babirye, Gatrude Kityo, Felista Birabwa
  • 10:50 AM: Maureen Okura, Jenninah Nasimolo, Reginah Namata
  • 11:00 AM: Rita Akot Apell, Moureen Nasimolo, Anita Siwala
  • 11:10 AM: Edrae Kagombe, Caroline Namutebi, Resty Nalutaaya
  • 11:20 AM: Robinah Angom, Mackline Nsenga, Mercy Nyanchama
  • 11:30 AM: Dorren Mwesigye, Jovia Tugume, Rosemary Kioni
  • 11:40 AM: Lukia Tiko, Rebecca Muwanguzi, Godlive Nayebare
  • 11:50 AM: Judith Komugisha, Lillian Koowa, Martha Babirye
  • 12:00 PM: Loyce Bako, Peace Kabasweka, Julia Nampewo
  • 12:10 PM: Irene Nakalembe, Aidah Khamisi, Shiela Kesime
  • 12:20 PM: Samalie  Naikomba, Peace Muyege, Gloria Mbaguta, Hasifah Karungi
  • 12:30 PM: Nancy Mugo, Nancy Muraya, Dorothy Nabirye, Ruth Ssali
The beautiful Entebbe club house
The famous 18th green at Entebbe Golf Club is in perfect shape like the rest of the other 17 greens
Timothy Okwi mows the grass

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

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