By Michael Nsubuga
Uganda’s performance after two days
Flavia Namakula 74
Katy Kabenge 84
Flavia Namakula 83
Katy Kabenge 85
Country leader board-top 10
South Africa 294
FLAVIA Namakula returned an opening round 74 gross to inspire team Uganda to 5th position on day-one of the All Africa Challenge Trophy at the Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi on Tuesday.
The Uganda number one lady was four strokes off the leader, South Africa’s Cara Gorie who led with the best score of the day-70.
Katy Kabenge’s 84 gross counted for Uganda’s day one total score of 158. Harriet Kitaka’s 90 did not count as Kenya’s team took a narrow lead over defending champions South Africa.
The best two scores per round count towards the daily team score in the 54-hole stroke play format event.
But Namakula failed to replicate her day-one performance that won her the first 9 holes on level par when she carded 83 gross yesterday.
Katy Kabenge’s 85 wasn’t any better despite being the one that counted after yesterday’s round. Despite improving by two strokes Kitaka was still off the mark with her 88 gross.
Uganda dropped to 6th position after the second round with defending champions South Africa taking over the leadership from Kenya with 294 gross.
17 countries are participating this year’s biennial continental ladies golf championship, with 48 players playing.
South Africa have dominated the event since its introduction in 1992 save for 2006 when Egypt interrupted their clean sweep.
The AACT was born as a biennial event in Harare, Zimbabwe at Chapman Golf Club in May 1992, with 12 countries taking part.
The tournament ends tomorrow.
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