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Nakalembe Dethrones Babirye To Clinch TML Ladies Golf Open

The Ladies Final Leaderboard
1.Irene Nakalembe – 222 gross
2.Mercy Nyanchama (KE) – 225
3.Martha Babirye – 232
4.Peace Kabasweka – 236
5.Meron Kyomugisha – 243
T6.Gloria Mbaguta – 247
Vicky Elias (TZ) – 247
9.Dianah Nambalirwa – 255
10.Resty Nalutaaya – 256


Irene Nakalembe basked in glory after she was crowned champion at the 2021 Tusker Malt Uganda Ladies Golf Open.

The three-day Ladies event climaxed on Saturday at the par-71 Entebbe Golf course.

Nakalembe, despite a slow start on Day one, powered into the lead on day two when she scored a par 71 to lead by two strokes and later held onto her advantage on Saturday to clinch her maiden title.

The handicap four golfer shot 9 over par 222 (78, 71 & 73) to finish three strokes ahead of Mercy Nyanchama (Kenya).

Deserved Champion. Irene Nakalembe

Nakalembe ends Martha Babirye’s reign who had won the previous two editions in 2019 and 2020. Babirye finished a close third followed by pre tournament favourite Peace Kabasweke and early pace setter Meron Kyomugisha.

Nakalembe caps a good year in which she also retained the Entebbe Ladies Golf Open title for a seventh consecutive time.

The two-day Seniors Open also climaxed on Saturday with John Muchiri claiming the top prize thanks to his unprecendented score of 20 over par 162 (80, 82).

Seniors Open Winner John Muchiri (right) gets his gong from Alfred Balikagira Supply Director at UBL

Joseph Bagabo (22 over par 164) and Tony Kidasha (24 over par 166) came second and third in that order.

It should be noted that Tusker Malt Lager sponsored the 2021 Uganda Golf Open with a Sh300m package.

Still on the Menu:

*Par 3 Competition: 24th November
*Amateur Open: 24th to 27th November
*Pro-Am: 30th November
*Professional Open: 1st to 4th December
*President’s Shield: 4th December


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