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Uganda slips to fourth at All-Africa Team Championship

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 11th October 2019 03:33 PM

The youngest member of Team Uganda, Godfrey Nsubuga, remained the best performer on the team

Uganda slips to fourth at All-Africa Team Championship

Godfrey Nsubuga remains Uganda's best player at the All-Africa Championships in Mauritius. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

The youngest member of Team Uganda, Godfrey Nsubuga, remained the best performer on the team

There was general improvement across the board as the All Africa Team Golf Championship raged on at the Mont Choisy Le Golf course in Port Louis, Mauritius on Friday.

Apart from Uganda and Namibia, there was an improved performance from each of the 14 countries taking part in the biennial event.

Uganda who was second after the first round slipped to fourth place after failing to improve on their first round score, and instead, adding 5 strokes to their total.

The youngest member of Team Uganda Godfrey Nsubuga remained the best performer on the team after the second round having returned two-over 74.

Joseph Cwinya-ai and Rodell Gaita's 76 and 78 gross respectively also counted for the day's score for Uganda but it was surpassed by Morocco's ten-stroke improvement that saw them jump to second place.

Eswatini also improved their first-round score by seven strokes and are now joint third with Uganda on 451 gross each.

Nsubuga is sixth overall in the individual standings with 147 gross while Cwinya-ai is 12th, four strokes away.

eam gandas captain winyaai is in 12th place in the individual standings with two rounds to go hoto by ichael subugaTeam Uganda's captain Cwinya-ai is in 12th place in the individual standings with two rounds to go. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

 

South Africa's Kyle De Beer and Jayden Schaper jointly lead the individual standing with 142 gross while Martin Vorster is second on 143 gross.

The three South Africans improved their first-round score by 15 strokes to remain in the lead, going into the third and fourth rounds on Saturday.

The four-day stroke play championship is played over 72 holes, with 18 tackled every day. The best three gross scores from the four players from each country count in every round with the lowest aggregate gross score for the team over the four rounds winning the championship.

In addition to the gross score, the team with the best net score other than the teams in first or second place will receive the net winning prize.

An individual competition normally runs alongside the Africa team event with the player who returns the lowest aggregate score over the four days winning the individual stroke-play trophy.

In 2015, Ronald Otile shone for Uganda but came two strokes short of taking the individual accolade at the championship held at Limuru Golf and Country Club in Nairobi. 

Day-two leaderboard

South Africa 221+206 427

Morocco       226+216 442

Eswatini       229+222 451

Uganda         223+228 451

Tunisia         230+225 455

Kenya           230+229 459

Zambia         231+227 458

Reunion        232+228 460

Mauritius      236+213 449

Namibia        242+245 487

Zimbabwe    242+226 468

Malawi         253+250 503

Ghana           255+243 498

Seychelles    257+253 510 

Uganda's individual performance

Godfrey Nsubuga 73 74 147

Joseph Cwinya-ai 75 76 151

Dennis Asaba       75 85 160

Rodell Gaita         84 78 162

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