In the fourth round of the Singleton match play challenge season eight, held at the Entebbe Club, golfers vied for a spot in the semifinals. The round, which also served as the quarterfinal stage, featured three pairs who qualified for the next stage, while two pairs ended in a draw.
The triumphant three pairs advancing to the semifinals are Richard Mucunguzi & Saidi Kirabira, Serwano Walusimbi & Peter Magona, and Michael Odur & Brian Manyindo. Mucunguzi and Kirabira secured their place by defeating Robert Busingye and Innocent Nahabwe with a score of 3/2, while Walusimbi and Magona eliminated Jimmy Adiga and Johnson Dairo with a score of 2/1. Odur and Manyindo triumphed over Conrad Odere and Shaban Ram with a score of 2/1.
The match between Moses Ssebugwawo and Charles Odere against Joseph Bogera and Kenneth Kiddu ended in a tie. This contest will be completed on the 8th and 13th of October, starting on holes 2 and 9.
The fifth round, which is the semifinals, is scheduled for November 18, 2023, while the remaining golfers will compete in the subsidiary group.
In the semifinals, Entebbe Club captain Walusimbi and Magona will face the winner of the match between Ssebugwawo/Odere and Bogera/Kiddu. The other semifinal will feature Mucunguzi & Kirabira against the formidable Odur & Manyindo pair.
While the main group battled it out in the quarterfinals, the other 126 golfers on the field settled their scores in the subsidiary cluster. The results in different categories are as follows:
- Group A: Kin Karisa won with 37 stableford points.
- Group B: Bruce Aijuuka emerged victorious with 43 points.
- Group C: Lin Mu King secured success with 41 points.
- Group D: Kelvin Wakwabubi claimed victory with 38 points.
- Ladies Group A: Acen Ongol excelled with 39 points, ahead of Maureen Okurra.
- Group B: Edith Wamalwa, playing off handicap 34, won with 37 points, with Beatrice Othieno (handicap 36) scoring 32 points.
Additionally, a delegation of golfers from Kakamega Golf Club in Kenya paid a visit to the event. Julius Happy Kyazze impressed the gallery at the 19th hole with his exceptional saxophone performance.