The Singleton match play challenge season eight witnessed the fourth round held successfully at the par-71 Entebbe club on Saturday, 7th October 2023.
The fourth round (quarter final) stage had three pairs qualify to the next level with another two pairs yet to be separated.
The successful three pairs so far to the semi-finals include; Richard Mucunguzi & Saidi Kirabira, Serwano Walusimbi & Peter Magona as well as Michael Odur & Brian Manyindo.
How they progressed:
Mucunguzi and Kirabira edged Robert Busingye and Innocent Nahabwe 3/2.
Walusimbi and Magona eliminated Jimmy Adiga and Johnson Dairo 2/1.
Odur playing alongside Manyindo humbled Conrad Odere and Shaban Ram 2/1.
One game ended in stalemate; the contest between Moses Ssebugwawo and Charles Odere against Joseph Bogera and Kenneth Kiddu.
This game will be played to completion on a yet to confirmed between 8th and 13th October starting on holes 2 and 9.
Semi-final match ups:
Round five on 18th November 2023 shall have the semi-finals in the main challenge as the rest of the golfers will head to the subsidiary cluster.
Entebbe club captain Walusimbi with Magona await the winner between Ssebugwawo/ Odere or Bogera/Kiddu.
The other semi-final duel shall witness Mucunguzi & Kirabira facing the high flying Odur & Manyindo pair.
“We remain focused for the semi-final match up. Between now and then, we shall have shaped up as we vie for the final” Odur disclosed to Kawowo Sports.
As the main group battled in the quarter finals, the rest of the golfers in the field of 126 on the day settled their egos in the subsidiary cluster.
Kin Karisa won the men group A with 37 stableford points, Bruce Aijuuka took group B (43 points), Lin Mu King (41 points) was successful in group C as Kelvin Wakwabubi (38 points) toppled the rest in group D.
Acen Ongol with 39 points was outstanding in ladies group A ahead of Maureen Okurra.
Edith Wamalwa, playing off handicap 34 won group B with 37 points ahead of Beatrice Othieno (handicap 36) with 32 points.
There was a visiting delegation of golfers from Kakamega Golf Club in Kenya.
Julius Happy Kyazze thrilled the 19th hole gallery with exceptional performance off the Saxophone.
As headline sponsors of the challenge, Singleton is joined by NCBA Bank, CFAO Motors, DSTV, Afrisafe and Uganda Airlines.
DSTV was the key partner on the day.