Uganda Golf Union president Moses Matisko played alongside Ashvin Kananathan against Micheal Monne & Samson Agamile (Credit: David Isabirye)

The second round of the 2022 Singleton match play golf challenge was successfully held at the par 71 lake side Entebbe club on Saturday, 12th March.

Thirty-two pairs (64 golfers) took part in the main competition with over 100 in the subsidiary section.

By close of business on the busy day, 16 pair (32 golfers) marched to round three that will be played on 16th April 2022 at the same venue.

Shiela Kensiime drives off the Tee. She played with Peace Kabaweka, winning over Ernest Rukundo & Ancel Tumwesigye 1 UP (Credit: David Isabirye)

It was a family affair for the Kagombe duo Charles and Edrea who progressed to round three after seeing off Charles Kabunga and Bridget Basiima on the final hole (18).

“We trailed by three strokes coming to hole 17. We had the believe that we would make it. By tee-off on hole 18, we were level and knew that we could as well win. We indeed made it. I thank my wife who is also my playing partner for the great play. We shall remain in practice for the third round next month” Charles Kagombe revealed.

The Kagombe pair will face Uganda Golf Union president Moses Matisko and Ashvin Kananathan at the next round.

Matisko combined with Kananathan to overcome Micheal Monne and Samson Agamile 2 UP.

Ashvin Kananathan follows the flight of his ball after teeing off (Credit: David Isabirye)

Other results:

Sean Kinsella, playing alongside Dejan Stephanovic lost to Patrick Ndase & Philemon Akatuhurira 7/5.

William Bizibu and Alex Kazenga beat Robert Busingye & Innocent Nahabwe 2/1.

Colin Talemwa & Andrew Athuhaire were 1 UP victors over Sharon Musimenta & Lillian Koowe.

Duncan Karugaba & Vincent Asiimwe fell to Brian Cable & James O’Sullivan 2/1.

The all-female affair between Patricia Nakasi & Berna Musanabera against Charity Tushabomwe & Victoria Bagaaya was won by the former 7/6.

Golfers in action during round two of the 6th Singleton match play golf challenge at Entebbe club (Credit: David Isabirye)

Joram Tumwine & Julius Borore won over Hillary Ndugutsye & Morris Ongwech 5/3.

Peter Kawumi & Martin Nsubuga lost to Steven Kitamirike & Daniel Kalimuzo 2UP

Lony Akena and FUFA legal officer Geoffrey Odur combined to outsmart John Kato & Hassan Kiyemba 6/5.

Albert Gitta & Herbert Olowo lost to the all-conquering pair of Oscar Semawere & Marvin Kagoro 6/5

Meanwhile, Alex Mukasa & James Orima smiled past Ashraf Ssekajja & Caroline Karungi 3/2.

James Eyul & Josef Salani lost to Richard Oloka & Joel Nagaba 4/3.

In a well contested duel, Ernest Rukundo & Ancel Tumwesigye  fell to the all-female pairing of Peace Kabasweka & Shiela Kesiime on the 18th hole and there was bitter protest over the match play rules.

Ernest Rukundo & Ancel Tumwesigye had a heated discussion with Peace Kabasweka & Shiela Kesiime (Credit: David Isabirye)

Moses Ssebugwawo & Charles Odere overcame Andrew Baguma & Peter Apell via a play-off following an earlier tie.

Patrick Kagoro & Fred Kasumba got a walk over Godlive Nayebare & John Sekyanzi.

Outstanding golfers on the day were rewarded with trophies and other prizes courtesy of the sponsors; Singleton, Case Medical Services, RwandAir, DSTV, NCBA, Riders Lounge and Motorola.

Darius Mugisha won group C men with 45 points and smiled home with a trophy as well as other goodies (Credit: David Isabirye)
Meron Kyomugisha shows off her trophy for winning the longest drive contest (Credit: David Isabirye)
There was excitement during the All white Affair after party on the 19th hole (Credit: David Isabirye)

Golfers celebrated with an All white affair on the famous 19th hole as the host Salvador and Janzi band provided the entertainment till late night.

Round three will be played on 16th April 2022 with 16 pairs in the main competition as the rest of the golfers shall play in the subsidary catergory.

MC Salvador cracked his usual jokes as he hosted the night after party. All the best dressed golfers were rewarded with Singleton bottles (Credit: David Isabirye)

Other results:

The Singleton match play challenge round two main event results:

  • Sean Kinsella & Dejan Stephanovic Vs Patrick Ndase & Philemon Akatuhurira 7/5
  • William Bizibu & Alex Kazenga 2-1 Vs Robert Busingye & Innocent Nahabwe
  • Colin Talemwa & Andrew Athuhaire 1UP Vs Sharon Musimenta & Lillian Koowe
  • Duncan Karugaba & Vincent Asiimwe Vs Brian Cable & James O’Sullivan 2/1
  • Patricia Nakasi & Berna Musanabera 7/6 Vs Charity Tushabomwe & Victoria Bagaaya
  • Joram Tumwine & Julius Borore 5/3 Vs Hillary Ndugutsye & Morris Ongwech
  • Peter Kawumi & Martin Nsubuga Vs Steven Kitamirike & Daniel Kalimuzo 2UP
  • Lony Akena & Geoffrey Odur 6/5 Vs John Kato & Hassan Kiyemba
  • Albert Gitta & Herbert Olowo Vs Oscar Semawere & Marvin Kagoro 6/5
  • Alex Mukasa & James Orima 3/2 Vs Ashraf Ssekajja & Caroline Karungi
  • James Eyul & Josef Salani Vs Richard Oloka & Joel Nagaba 4/3
  • Ernest Rukundo & Ancel Tumwesigye Vs Peace Kabasweka & Shiela Kesiime 1 UP
  • Moses Ssebugwawo & Charles Odere (1st Half play off) Vs Andrew Baguma & Peter Apell
  • Moses Matisko & Ashvin Kananathan 2UP Vs Micheal Monne & Samson Agamile
  • Charles Kagombe & Edrea Kagombe 1 UP Vs Charles Kabunga & Bridget Basiima
  • Patrick Kagoro & Fred Kasumba (Walk-over) Godlive Nayebare & John Sekyanzi

Round Three Draw:

  • Colin Talemwa & Andrew Vs Patricia Nakasi & Berna Musanabera
  • Peace Kabasweka & Shiela Kensiime Vs William Bizibu & Alex Kazenga
  • Patrick Kagoro & Fred Kasumba Vs Joram Tumwine & Julius Borore
  • Steven Kitamirike & Daniel Kalimuzo Vs Lony Akena & Geoffrey Odur
  • Alex Mukasa & James Orima Vs Moses Ssebugwawo & Charles Odere
  • Oscar Semawere & Marvin Kagoro Vs Brian Cable & James O’Sullivan
  • Moses Matisko & Ashvin Kananathan Vs Charles Kagombe and Edrea Kagombe
  • Patrick Ndase & Philemon Akatuhurira Vs Richard Oloka & Joel Nagaba
A young female caddie on duty during the second round of the 6th Singleton match play golf challenge at Entebbe club on 12th March 2022 (Credit: David Isabirye)

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

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