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Uganda finishes 7th at All Africa tourney
Publish Date: Jun 12, 2014
Uganda finishes 7th at All Africa tourney
Flavia Namakula was Ugandas standout performer at the tournament in Nairobi. Photo by Michael Nsubuga
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By Michael Nsubuga 

UGANDA’S number one lady golfer Flavia Namakula was the best Ugandan player overall as the All Africa Challenge Trophy golf tournament ended on Thursday at the Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi.

South Africa who have dominated the event since its introduction in 1992 won the event for their 11TH AACT trophy.

The handicap +1 golfer finished 11th out of 48 players as Uganda registered a 6th overall placing out of 17 countries in the three-day biennial championships.

Namakula who opened with a promising 74 gross on day one, returned 83 on the second and finished the championship with an 83 for a total of 240 gross over the three days.

Katy Kabenge was Uganda’s other scoring player returning 84, 85 and 90 over three rounds respectively to finish 20th with Harriet Kitaka finishing 23rd overall.

The last day’s scores had Uganda dropping another place from 6th to 7th place as Egypt’s Scarello Soraya 88 and Scarello Donia’s 81 beat Uganda’s last day’s total score.

Uganda finished joint 7th with Botswana. Their final placing was a position better than their 2012 outing that had them finishing 8th in Botswana.

Individual scores (top ten) 

Fletcher Michaela (SA) 79+73+68 220

Josephine Ainley (KEN) 72+76+66 214

Gorlei Cara (SA) 70+75+71 216

Iddy Madina (TZ) 79+77+73 229

Naomi Wafula (KEN) 73+84+73 230

Angel Eaton (TZ) 77+79+76 232

Hawa Wanyeche (TZ) 81 73 70 224

Kruger Magda (SA) 76+76+81 233

Melissa Nawa (ZAM) 79+79+78 236

Engell Andersen (KEN) 77+81+79 237

Flavia Namakula 74+83+83 240

Katy Kabenge      84+85+90 259

Country standings (top ten)

1. South Africa

2. Kenya

3. Tanzania

4. Zambia

5. Zimbabwe

6. Egypt

7. Uganda

7. Botswana

9. Gabon

9. Nigeria 

Ugandan players

Flavia Namakula 74+83+83 240

Katy Kabenge      84+85+90 259

Harriet Kitaka      90+88+87 265

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