Sport
Uganda finishes 5th at African Golf Challenge
Publish Date: May 02, 2014
Uganda finishes 5th at African Golf Challenge
Daniel Baguma
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Michael Nsubuga

Last round Team standings (best three scores)

South Africa 220+223+214+216 873
Zimbabwe 232+222 +224+230 908
Zambia 222+238+226+237 923
Reunion 231+233+232+235 931
Uganda 231+236+236+239 942
Kenya 238+238+239+242 957
Tunisia 233+245+240+240 958
Namibia 255+237+244+250 986
Botswana 246+261+240+242 989
Mauritius 271+254+254+264 1043
Malawi 280+288+289+262 1119

Individual Scores (Uganda)
Daniel Baguma 75+83+80+72 310
Denis Otim 79+78+80+85 322
Andrew Byaruhanga 77+79+85+90 331
Ronald Otile 87+79+76+82 324

Daniel Baguma saved the best for last returning 72 gross on the last day, but it didn’t affect the standings as Uganda finished 5th at the All Africa Junior Golf Challenge at the Chainama Hills Golf Club in Zambia.

His score (72) on the last day was the third best behind South Africa’s Altin van der Merwe (70) and Jovan Rebula (71).
 

Baguma with 310 gross was Uganda’s best player overall, with Denis Otim (322), Andrew Byaruhanga (331) and Ronald Otile 324 following respectively.
 

In the last round, Ronald Otile and Denis Otim added 82 and 85 respectively to help Uganda stay in 5th place, a position they have held since day two.
 

The Ugandans opened the tournament strongly in third position after day-one action but slipped on day two and never recovered, but have managed to maintain 5th spot since. Last year Uganda finished 4th in Mauritius.

South Africa successfully defended their title, winning the Championship with a cumulative gross score of 873 over four days to claim the country’s 16th consecutive victory in the prestigious team event on Thursday.
 

The defending champions combined for a final round 216 to end the week on top, while last year’s silver medalists, Zimbabwe wrapped up the runner-up spot – and a trip to the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan – on 908 with a final round 230 gross.



 

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
Arthur Blick vows to win motocross championship
National Motocross team captain Arthur Blick Jr, has vowed to give Maxime Van Pee and Asaf Natan a run for their money when they meet in the Nomi Motocross championship....
Golfers raise funds for Soroti Golf Club
Uganda Golf Club members are back on the course on Saturday for another charitable course after raising funds for the fight against cancer last week....
Boxing: "Rumble in the Jungle" ring stolen
Officials in Kinshasa have revealed the ring used for "The Rumble in the Jungle" has been stolen as boxing fans Thursday marked 40 years since one of the most famous and brutal bouts in the sport’s history....
Two get cleared for pool championship
Uganda will be represented by only two players in the on-going World Pool Championships in Scotland....
Kiprotich acclimatising to New York’s chilly weather
Stephen Kiprotich will beside Uganda’s colours also be flying the East African Community flag at the New York marathon on Sunday....
Nepal beats Uganda to win ICC Division III cricket title
A six wicket haul by Roger Mukasa could not save Uganda in their bid to lift the ICC Division III cricket title in Malaysia, as they lost to favourites Nepal by 62 runs in the final held at Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia....
Should the absence of bride price prevent couples from wedding?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter