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Golf: Assimwe/Lwanga relishing their chances in Stanbic Match Play

Vincent Assimwe

Vincent Assimwe

The 2024 Stanbic Entebbe Match Play Championship has reached its penultimate stage.

From 64 pairings, it is now down to just four pairings. Eight golfers, four pairs and two more rounds to go. This is the moment of nerves, tension, drama and mental fortitude.

Last Saturday, Vincent Assimwe and his partner Emmanuel Lwanga showcased their intent for this year’s Championship by beating Dr Williams Esuma and Anne Abeja 4/3 to book a spot in the last four.

“It wasn’t as easy as it appears on the score,” the soft-spoken Assimwe told The Observer. “We came knowing that Dr Esuma was the hard nut but along the way, Abeja became a problem.”

Up next for Assimwe and Lwanga are the formidable unit of Richard Mwami and Entebbe Golf Club Trustee Tony Kisadha, who are battle-hardened in matters of match play.

“Our plan with my partner Lwanga is to do a series of matchplay games in the build-up to this game because we are fully aware that Mwami and Kisadha have seen it all in this game; they have in excess of 20 years’ experience and for that matter will be no walk in the park.”

Mwami and Kisadha eliminated Herbert Kamuntu and Stephen Ojambo 1up to reach this stage. In the other semi-final, the Uganda Golf Club pairing of Walter Tukahiirwa and David Lambert Tumwe- sigye held their composure to dump Peace Kabas- weka and Harriet Kitaka out of the tournament.

Tukahiirwa and Tumwesigye are up against Lillian Koowe and Joyce Kisembo, the latter pairing having prevailed over long-hitting Picole Lukyamuzi and Tony ‘Skinny’ Ojok. This week, meanwhile, Stanbic’s golf support moves to Uganda Golf Club where the year’s Half Year Mug will be held at the par-72 course.

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