In the absence of last year’s winner Tanzanian Idd Madina and 2012 champion Flavia Namakula, many had tipped either of Eva Magala or Monica Ntege to take home the fourth edition of the Swivel Marketing & Castle Lite sponsored Entebbe Ladies Open.
Magala did not turn up and a confident Ntege lived up to the billing. She beat 38 others to finish overall gross winner with 165 gross after two days of action at the par-71 lakeside course in Entebbe.
“Whether Madina or Namakula had taken part, I would still have won. This is my day,” an elated Ntege said during her victory speech after day two action on Saturday evening.
“I never challenge any one on the course, but I only challenge myself,” she said. “The greens were not simple and I found it difficult to judge the speed on them. I am happy with my game.”
Playing on handicap five, Ntege returned a score of 82 gross to take a seven-point lead over second and third-placed Sally Hunt and Aggie Konde in the opening round on Friday.
On Saturday, Ntege repeated a birdie on hole 12 before finishing the round with 83 gross. Handicap 12 player Gloria Mbaguta came second overall with 178 gross. A total 158 golfers took part in the event.