In Summary

Matsiko further extended an olive branch to the ladies by buying them a bottle of Singleton to soothe them more.
The pair of Kiryowa Kiwanuka and Elly ’Sober’ Kibuuka once again didn’t have to stretch a muscle as they earned a walkover past Vincent Katutsi and Harry Hakiza. The most of ruthless victory margin of the day was earned by Enock Nuwagaba and Paul Nsereko who obliterated Jude Ochieng and Alex Nkuyahga 5 & 4 (five up with three holes to go)

ENTEBBE.

Tears don’t tell the full story most of the time. Body language does.

Irene Nakalembe and Maureen Okura were inconsolable after they suffered a 3-2 (three-up with two holes to go) defeat to in-form duo Moses Matsiko and Allan Muhereza to bow out of the Singleton Matchplay Challenge Championship at the Round of 16 in Entebbe on Saturday.

It was a bright day made sparkling with the late but timely Shs12m professionals entry and an ‘All White, All Night 90s theme’.
Nakalembe and Okura were the last ladies standing at the inaugural showpiece whose winning pair will travel to England on an all-expenses paid trip to watch The Open at the Royal Birkdale, Southport in July and it was every neutral’s wish that the ladies can edge into into Round 4’s quarterfinals due April 15.
But in Matsiko and Muhereza, they met a polished pair that was in no charitable mood and is now a strong favourite to sweep overall honours.

“I want to thank our opponents. They’re not just beautiful ladies but also very good golfers,” said Matsiko while paying tribute to the crowd favourites. Him and Muhereza later handed over their prizes of two fire extinguishers to Nakalembe and Okura.
“We were tied until No.14,” explained Nakalembe in a calm tone. “Then our tee shots went wayward on No. 15. We struggled to get on the fairways and that’s where the trouble started. We wish the guys all the best.”

Matsiko further extended an olive branch to the ladies by buying them a bottle of Singleton to soothe them more.
The pair of Kiryowa Kiwanuka and Elly ’Sober’ Kibuuka once again didn’t have to stretch a muscle as they earned a walkover past Vincent Katutsi and Harry Hakiza. The most of ruthless victory margin of the day was earned by Enock Nuwagaba and Paul Nsereko who obliterated Jude Ochieng and Alex Nkuyahga 5 & 4 (five up with three holes to go).

The ‘All White All Night’ sideshow was clinched by lady president Maxi Byenkya, comical Morgan Otile, Kiwanuka and Matsiko as the best dressed at the lavish 19th holes.

ROUND OF LAST 16 RESULTS
• Ray Kahiigi & Ibra Bagalana bt. Denis Onyango & Andrew Ankunda - s/d 1st hole
• Elly Mukasa & Kiryowa Kiwanuka bt. Vincent Katutsi & Harry Hakiza - w/o
• Dan Kajungu & Collins Nuwagira bt. Jerry Owalhi & George Nkya - 2/1
• Moses Ssebugwawo & Emmanuel Mugabi bt. David Balaka & G. Nkambwe - s/d 1st hole
• Allan Muhereza & Moses Mastiko bt. Moureen Okura & Irene Nakalembe - 3/2
• Isaac Mariera & John Muchiri bt. John Kato & Phillip Sebaale - s/d 1st hole
• Jadu Patel & Anthony Agaba bt. Mark Kaddu Mukasa & Peter Mukiibi - 4/3
• Enock Nuwagaba & Paul Nsereko bt. Jude Ochieng & Alex Nkuyahaga - 5/4