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Uganda ladies 6th after Day 2 in Nairobi
Publish Date: Jun 11, 2014
Uganda ladies 6th after Day 2 in Nairobi
Flavia Namakulas opening round return of 74 gross inspired Uganda. Photo by Michael Nsubuga
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By Michael Nsubuga

Uganda’s performance after two days

Day one

Flavia Namakula 74

Katy Kabenge 84

Total 158

Day two

Flavia Namakula 83

Katy Kabenge 85

Total 168 

Country leader board-top 10

South Africa 294

Kenya 302

Tanzania 306

Zambia 315

Zimbabwe 321

Uganda 326

Egypt 334

Botswana 344

Nigeria 357

Cameroon 371 

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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