More than 218 golfers battled it out on the lush greens of the Entebbe Club on January 12 as the Singleton Matchplay Challenge returned for the third successive season.
And after a day of exciting golfing action, only 128 had booked their places in the first round, due next month. The 128 golfers make up the tournament’s 64 pairs, who for the next six months will contest for one of local golf calendar’s most prestigious titles.
Wendy Angudeyo, playing off handicap 17, won ladies’ Group A on the day, posting 65 net while Rita Akot Apell (handicap 21) carded 68 nett to win Group B.
In the men’s category, Ibrahim Bagalana (handicap 5) fired 68 gross to claim top position in Group A, as Collins Bulafu (handicap 13) triumphed in Group with 69 net. Kenneth Kiddu (handicap 28) returned 68 net on countback to win Group C.
After the prize giving at the 18th hole, golfers were treated to a Caribbean-themed 19th hole experience where legendary reggae artiste Maddox Sematimba was on hand to provide the entertainment.
This year’s winning pair will get a fully paid trip to the 2020 Dubai Desert Classic. Other prizes include a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2018 model staked by Victoria Motors for a golfer who manages a hole-in-one.
The subsequent rounds of the Challenge will take place on February 16, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8 and the grand finale on July 13.