The one-day action dubbed the ‘Texas Scramble’ will have teams of four players each contributing sh1m to be part of the action at Kitante.
PIC: A pool of national team players from which the team will be picked for the Victoria Cup. (Credit: Michael Nsubuga)
KAMPALA - Golfers take to the course on Friday to fundraise for the Uganda national teamin preparation for the Victoria Cup.
The national team will be taking on their Kenya counterparts in the third edition of the Victoria Cup at the Vetlab Sports Club in Nairobi, July 25-28.
The one-day action dubbed the ‘Texas Scramble’ will have teams of four players each contributing sh1m to be part of the action at Kitante and for a chance to win fabulous prizes afterwards.
Corporate teams can sign golfers of their choice for the fundraising tournament that will have the top three teams winning prizes while individuals will contest for the longest and nearest to the pin accolades.
Kenyan golfers will be looking forward to winning the Victoria Cup for keeps on home soil having won the second edition in Entebbe last year and the first at Muthaiga Golf Club in 2016.
Last year the tournament started with both teams sharing the spoils with 4 points each in the opening four-balls and foursomes on the opening day.
But, the Kenya Lions edged their opponents by two points in the subsequent second round played under the same format.
The last round singles action ended on five points each, meaning the second round two-point advantage ensured Kenya won the annual competition for the second consecutive time.
Meanwhile, Eva Magala was the best placed Ugandan in the 2018 Windhoek Lager Championship held at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort, Windhoek, Namibia.
Magala finished third overall in the ladies category behind Zimbabwe’s Ruth Chandaengerwa and Tanzania’s Angel Howard Robinson.
Charles Mubiru who represented Uganda in the men’s Group A finished 11th while Paul Baite and Benson Katema finished nineth and one in the men’s Group B and C respectively.
The Windhoek Lager Championship is a team event with more than 10 participating countries including Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Seychelles.