The third round of the Golf match play Challenge was successfully held over the weekend at the Entebbe Golf Club.
Played off the theme of an all white arrangement, the third round had 16 golfers in the main round of the event whose winning pair will earn an all-expenses paid trip to watch The Open at the Royal Birkdale in Southport, England.
Paul Nsereko and his ‘Kabalaza’ partner in crime Enock Nuwagaba edged Jude Ochieng and Alex Nkuyahaga 5/4.
Jadu Patel teamed up with Anthony Agaba to defeat the pair of Mark Kaddumukasa and Peter Mukiibi 4/3.
Alan Muhereza and Moses Matsiko pair also progressed to the fourth round after they beat the only female pair 3/2 comprising of Irene Nakalembe and Moureen Okura.
Muhereza and Matsiko earned themselves fire extinguishers however out of good sportsmanship Matsiko and Muhereza donated their respective fire extinguishers to Nakalembe and Okura.
The two winning pairs earned themselves vouchers that will see them enjoy a round of Golf at the state of the art Serena Golf Course come April 11, 2017.
Dan Kajungu and Collins Nuwagira saw off Jerry Owachi and George Nkya 2/1.
Kiryowa Kiwanuka and Elly ‘Sober’ Mukasa progressed to the next round without any sweat after Vincent Katutsi and Harry Hakiza failed to show up.
Ray Kahiigi/Ibra Bagalana lost to Moses Ssebugwawo/Emmanuel Mugabi pair as the pairing of John Muchiiri/Isaac Mariera overcame pairs Denis Onyango/Andrew Ankunda, David Balaka/Nkambwe .G and John Kato/Phillip Ssebaale pair on the first hole Sudden death challenge respectively.
Paul Nsereko told Kawowo Sports that they are focused ahead of the next round;
We enjoyed the round of golf with my partner. We shall remain committed to performing better and better
For the first time in the challenge, the professionals also took part starting with Friday action.
Fred Wanzala was too good for Gerald Kabuye 2/1, Herman Mutawe defeated Opio Onito 1-up.
Meanwhile, Phillip Kasozi overcame Grace Ocici 4/2, Denis Anguyo beat George Olayo 4/3.
Henry Lujja lost to Entebbe Club pro Dickson Lagoro 3/1.
Abbey Bagalana and Vincent Byamukama beat their rivals Saidi Mawa and Peter Sendaula on the first hole respectively.
Uganda Professional Golfers Association captain, Deo Akope earned a walk over to the next round.
“After the first three rounds, we have seen great golfing action. Now the 4th round is coming up next month and the competition continues to get bigger and better.” said Annette Nakiyaga, UBL’s Luxury Manager – Diageo Reserve, spoke after the 19th hole experience.
The fourth round of the Golf Challenge will be held April 15, 2017.