Michael Tumusiime and David Nambale showed why they will be one of the pairings to beat when they outlasted Collins Bulafu and Sam Kamugisha in the first round of the 2021 Singleton Match Play Golf Championship at the par-71 Entebbe Course. Tumusiime/Nambale beat Bulafu/Kamugisha 2&1 in what was a close, nail-biting contest between very formidable pairings.
Tumusiime and Nambale will be one of the teams to beat in the round of 16. Tumusiime is one of the best amateur golfers around, and a very tough nut to crack at Entebbe Golf Club, while Nambale possesses bags of experience and a calm temperament under pressure.
But standing in their way at the round of 16 stage are Peter Apell and long-hitting Andrew Baguma; two golfers who likewise know their way round the Entebbe Course. It promises to be an exciting, riveting showdown between pairings who are very familiar with one another.
The pair of Fred Magala/Godwin Murungi made light work of Kiwanuka Ssubi/Timothy Mwandah after crushing them 8&7 but the other Kiwanuka in the competition, Kiryowa aka KK and his partner Elly Sober Mukasa overcame Andrew Kibaya and Edward Kabuchu 4&3.
Magala/Murungi are due to play Lino Anguzu/William Esuma while Peter Magona/Perry Musiime are the next obstacle for Kiwanuka/Mukasa. One of the day’s other shock results was Emma Tayebwa/Aaron Ecel knocking out Moses Matsiko/Ashvin Kananathan 3&2.
One pairing that has shocked everyone including themselves is that of Milton Edimu/Lloyd Busulwa. Despite featuring in the first ever Singleton Match Play, the two are quietly going about their business and are now one round away from the quarter-finals.
Still, Edimu/Busulwa will start as underdogs against David Kateregga/ Patrick Oyee.
ROUND-OF- 16 DRAW
J. Adrapi/R. Ejiku vs C. Odere/R. Oloka
A. Atuhaire/M. Muhangi vs C. Mwesigwa/J. Kwesiga
E. Muzahura/D. Kahindi vs K. Kiddu/T. Kayondo
M. Edimu/L. Busulwa vs D. Kateregga/P. Oyee
P. Katuramu/S. Walusimbi vs J. Salani/J. Eyul
J. Kimani/F. Kimbugwe vs R.Apell/A.Abeja
C. Kagombe/E. Kagombe vs W. Tukahirwa/T. Lubega
L. Anguzu/W. Esuma vs F. Magala/G. Murungi
A. Mukasa/P. Ndase vs E. Tayebwa/A. Ecel
S. Agamile/M. Monne vs D. Mpanga/P.Walera
P. Apell/A. Baguma vs D. Nambale/M.Tumusiime
Y. Bbale/I. Nakalembe vs C. Okiru/R. Osekeny
M. Kaddumukasa/A. Muhereza vs D. Kunikina/P. Wakholi
P. Magona/P. Musiime vs K. Kiwanuka/E. Mukasa
L. Koowe/S. Musimenta vs A. Gitta/H. Olowo
S. Migunda/J. Muhammad vs S. Kesime/P. Kabasweka