Golfers eager for first round Singleton Challenge tee off | Subsidiary Singles

Singleton Challenge (Subsidiary Singles)

  • Saturday, 17th February 2017
  • At Entebbe Golf Club (7 am)
  • Format of play: 4 Ball, Better Ball
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A golfer chips from the bunker at Entebbe Golf Course

Sixty four pairs of golfers shall compete as the first round of The Singleton Challenge tees off this Saturday at the lake side Entebbe Club.

This will be during the newly added subsidiary round.

At stake are slots for the last 32 stage as 64 pairs compete for a place in the next round.

Organizers of this tourney confirm that the subsidiary event will feature those golfers who did not make it for the qualifiers on 13th January 2018.

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A tee off during the previous round of the Singleton Golf Challenge

 

Also golfers who failed to skip the qualification hurdle have a second chance to redeem self.

The Singleton Challenge is one of the local golf calendar’s most prestigious events, and this year attracted an overwhelming number of participants for the qualifying round—as many as 220 golfers (110 pairs)—out of which only 128 golfers (64 pairs) made it to the tournament proper.

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A golfer energetically drives off

With the introduction of the singles championship (subsidiary event) the tournament which is played on a match play four ball better ball format, will have winning pairs from every month advance to the next stage until the final, while the players in the singles’ category will keep dropping off until the quarter-finals.

The challenge is set to run until July with the winning pair earning a grand prize of a trip to Dubai for the DP World Tour Championship which happens in November.

There is also an enticing reward of a 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport for any golfer who manages a hole in one, courtesy of Victoria Motors.

The Pajero comes fully insured by Afrisafe risk partners, a premium insurance company that has joined the long list of sponsors for the event.

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The 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport that will be won by the successful hole in one golfer

The car prize will be valid for the entire season. Ekspresowill provide the golfers a treat at the halfway house and participants can look forward to an unforgettable 19thhole experience.

“This game is going to be spiced up and unforgettable not only because of the subsidiary event where we will give an opportunity to those who did not make it past the qualifiers to play, but also because of the Cowboy-themed 19th hole experience where we will give the golfers an unforgettable journey to the country side,” Ms. Annette Nakiyaga, Head of Whisky Portfolio at Uganda Breweries said.

The winner’s from the men’s category in the qualifiers included Peter Mungoma (nett of 66 and N/C 19), Joel Basalaine (nett 68 and N/C 00) and Dr. Tumubweinee Twinemanzi (nett of 69 and N/C 12).

Irene Nakalembe and Jovia Tugume topped the ladies’ category with a nett of 68 and N/C 03 and nett 73 and N/C 30 respectively.

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Isaac Mariera and John Muchiri receive their trophies and dummy air ticket

Following the success of the first edition of the Challenge last year, this season has attracted more sponsors including DStv which will offer three months and one year subscriptions to lucky winners, Pinnacle Security, Serena Hotels, and RwandAir; a second time sponsor that is providing business class return tickets to Dubai to the winning pair.

The 2017 winning pair last year was Isaac Mariera and John Muchiri.

The tournament will be played on a match play four ball better ball format, with the winning pairs from every month advancing to the next stage until the final in July.

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