Sport
GOLF: Uganda still glued in 5th place
Publish Date: Apr 30, 2014
GOLF: Uganda still glued in 5th place
Ronald Otile has hit the right notes in Zambia. Photo by Michael Nsubuga
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Michael Nsubuga

Third Round team scores (best three scores)

South Africa   220+223+214 657

Zimbabwe      232+222 +224 678

Zambia           222+238+226 686

Reunion          231+233+232 696

Uganda          231+236+236 703

Kenya             238+238+239 715

Tunisia           233+245+240 718

Namibia         255+237+244 736

Botswana       246+261+240 747

Mauritius        271+254+254 779

Malawi           280+288+289 857 

Individual Scores (Uganda)

Denis Otim                  79+78+80 237

Daniel Baguma            75+83+80 238

Andrew Byaruhanga    77+79+85 241

Ronald Otile                 87+79+76 242 

RONALD Otile continued to improve his scores but Uganda’s team continued to struggle in keeping up with the leaders, after day three action of the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge at the Chainama Hills Golf Club in Zambia.

Otile was Uganda’s best player on day three returning 76 but an 80 gross each from Denis Otim and Daniel Baguma ensured Uganda remained glued in 5th place in the overall standings.

Otile played 87 on day one, followed it with 79 and the 76 on day three shows his performance in the last round will be very crucial for Uganda’s final team placing. Uganda finished 4th last year in Mauritius.

Andrew Byaruhanga’s 85 on day three did not count as South Africa opened up a 21 stroke lead on second placed Zimbabwe going into the last round of the four-day championship.

Uganda is 41 strokes off the leaders and is unlikely to finish in second place-which carries a prize of competing at the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan in June.

The fight for second place prize will be instead be fought out between Zimbabwe, Zambia and Reunion who all have a chance.

Defending champions South Africa combined for a two-under-par 214 and top the standings at nine-over-par 657.

Hennie du Plessis and Kyle McClatchie returned 71 each with and Altin van der Merwe posting 72 to keep their 16th title hunt alive.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Onito, Byamukama start Uganda Open richer
Professional golfers Simon Ngige, Opio Onito, Byamukama Vincent and Richard Ainley teed off the Uganda open with some cash in their pockets after excelling in the Pro-AM event that kick started this year’s action....
Star-studded line-ups named for Africa Sixes Challenge
Participants- South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania Uganda may not be expected to win either the Africa Sixes Challenge or the ACA Cup, starting Saturday and Monday respectively in South Africa....
Football managers lack skills
Only three out of about 200 club managers in the FUFA North East Regional League have undergone formal managerial training....
AIPS’ Merlo in Kampala on Sept. 20
AIPS President Gianni Merlo will be in Uganda as part of the Uganda Sports Press Association 14th Road Safety Campaign in Entebbe on September 20....
25 sports bodies seek President Museveni
A total of 25 sports bodies petitioning for an extension of the deadline of the new NCS regulations have involved President Yoweri Museveni in their cry....
Uganda Open golf championship tees off today
This year’s Tusker Malt Uganda open promises to be one of the stiffest competition ever going by the number of entries that have shown interest in the event....
Do you think banning the sale of single cigarette sticks will help regulate tobacco production?
yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter