The national golf team collected 18.5 points to finish first after the final round of the 16th edition of East Africa Golf Challenge tournament that teed off on Friday at the par-71 Entebbe Golf Club.
Uganda had scored 5.5 points to put pressure on defending champion and be in the pole position knock them off the title after the first round on Friday and heading into the final singles round of the three day event, the hosts, Kenya were 12 points apiece.
Uganda’s Robert Oluba, Phillip Kasozi, Henry Lujjah, Happy Robert and Ronald Bukenya all won their games while Ronald Otile drew before Peter Ssendaula lost to Kenyan skipper, Simwa in a closely contested duel finishing today with a point’s difference after tallying 6.5 points, with Kenya playing second fiddle.
The East Africa Golf Challenge event remains one of the most prestigious golf competitions in the region. It was first played in 1999 in Kenya and it involves all East Africa Community members.
Next year’s challenge will be hosted in Kigali, Rwanda.
Uganda – 18.5 Points
Kenya – 17.5 Points
Rwanda – 13.5 Points
Tanzania – 10 Points
Ethiopia – 7 Points
Burundi – 5 Points