2017 Castle Lite Entebbe Ladies Golf Open:
Overall Winner: Irene Nakalembe 74 (Day 1), 73 (Day 2) – 152 (Total Gross), 142 (Nett)
- It was third time that Irene Nakalembe won the overall title in a row
- A total of 53 lady golfers from Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda took part
- Winner took home two trophies and a weekend for two at Kabalega Lodge
- For the third time in a row, Entebbe based lady golfer, Irene Nakalembe won the Entebbe Ladies Golf open.
Playing off handicap 5, Nakalembe returned a total of 152 gross over the two days, making it 142 nett over two days at the her own lake side Entebbe Golf Club.
On day one, she led with a 3 –over par gross score of 74 before improving with to 73 on day three.
Nakalembe was at first crowned at the 18th hole after a par putt before merry making on the famous 19th hole.
In her victory speech on the winning podium, an over joyed Nakalembe hailed the competitive spirit of her playing mates – Eva Magala, Gloria Mbaguta and Tanzania’s Vicky Elias for the historic feat.
I am happy to win again.
I prepared well for the tournament and the healthy competition from my playing mates kept me going as I produced such scores
She won two trophies, earned a weekend for two at the Kabalega Lodge and will receive 12 months kitting by MSL effective June.
Kabale based golfer Gloria Mbaguta, handicap 8 returned 161 gross to beat Eva Magala on count back.
Esther Okullo was the best seniors’ golfer.
Joweria Namanda and Martha Babirye won the nearest to the pin (on hole 12) and longest drive contests (on hole 18) respectively.
Tanzania’s Vicky Elias took home Group A whilst Pheibe Chandiru toppled Group B.
In the subsidiary category, Peter Tapi won Group A. Jeys Olanya and Johanni Ssekulo were the Group B and C respective best performers.
Jacob Byamukama chipped best to the 12th hole to take home the prize staked for the nearest to the pin side bet.
Walusimbi Sserwano was the best hitter of the ball to win the longest drive contest on hole 18.
The tournament director, Innocent Kihika lauded all the participants and sponsors for the tournament well organized.
We have had a great tournament, thanks to the good weather, the full support of sponsors (Castle lite and Britam Insurance) and the players’ urge to play.
Please, keep it up.
The mayor of Entebbe, Kayanja Vincent De Paul, the chief Guest appreciated the golfing family for the tremendous work undertaken to preserve the environment as well as the golfing strength of networking.
State minister for works and transport Monica Ntege also played throughout the two day’s tourney.
This was the 7th edition of the Entebbe Ladies Golf Open.
Overall Winner: Nakalembe – H/C 5 – 152 Gross
Runners Up: Gloria Mbaguta H/C 8 -161 Gross (Count Back)
1st Runners up: Eva Magala – 161 Gross
Day 2 Gross Winner: Anne Abeja (89)
Day 1 Gross winner: Melon Kyomugisha (80)
Seniors Winner: Esther Okullo – H/C 5 – 157 Nett
Winner: Vicky Elias H/C 9 – 155 Nett
Runners up: Monica Ntege H/C 9 – 156 Nett
1st Runners up: Resty Nalutaaya H/C 15
Group B (19 – 36):
Winner: Pheibe Chandiru H/C 30 – 145 Nett
Runners up: Robbina Angom H/C 28 – 146 Nett
1st Runners up: Joweria Namanda H/C 20 – 148 Nett
Nearest to the pin (Women – Hole No.12): Joweria Namanda
Longest Drive (Women – Hole No.18): Martha Babirye
Winner: Peter Tapi H/C 5 65 Nett
Runners up: Rogers Eyoyo H/C 7 – 70 Nett (Countback)
1st Runners up: Sam Kacungira H/C 9 – 70 Nett
Winner: P. Jeys Olanya H/C 16 – 60 Nett
Runners up: Paul Baite H/C 11 – 65 Nett
1st Runners Up: Collins Nuwagiira H/C 18 -65 Nett
Winner: Johanni Ssekulo – H/C 24 – 66 Nett
1st Runners up: H/C 23 – 67 Nett C/B Dan Kajungu
2nd Runners up: H/C 26 – 67 Nett Tonny Katamba
Nearest to the pin (Men – Hole No.12): Jacob Byamukama
Longest Drive (Men – Hole No.18): Walusimbi Sserwano