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GOLF: Stalemate in Kampala, Trophy goes back to Nairobi


Overview:

From the four actual rounds played at the par-72 Uganda Golf Club in Kampala, the contest was a draw, with the trophy going back to Kenya who won the 2022 edition at Limuru.

Victoria Cup 2023:

1sT Day:

·       Round 1 – Foursomes: Uganda 1-3 Kenya

·       Round 2 – Four Ball, Better Ball: Uganda 1.5 – 2.5 Kenya

2nd Day:

·       Round 3 Foursomes – Washed out

·       Round 4 Four Ball, Better Ball: Uganda 3.5-0.5 Kenya

3rd Day:

·       Round 5: Singles – Uganda 5-5 Kenya

 

Ø  Overall: Uganda 11 – 11 Kenya

Uganda and Kenya national golf teams will have to wait for another edition of the Victoria Cup to have a clear-cut winner.

The belated 2023 edition played in February 2024 ended all, square with both countries collecting 11 points apiece.

From the four actual rounds played at the par-72 Uganda Golf Club in Kampala, the contest was a draw, with the trophy going back to Kenya who won the 2022 edition at Limuru.

Kenya and Uganda national team golfers network after the final round

In Kampala, Kenya had a brilliant start in the opening round (foursomes) on day one with a 3-1 win. They extended the margin to 5.5-2.5 after round two (four ball better ball competition).

Round three on Friday morning was washed out after very heavy rains soaked up the playing field.

For the fourth round (Four Ball, Better Ball), Uganda was dominant with a 3.5-0.5 win to level the tie 6-6 coming to the last day of the competition on Saturday, 3rd April 2024 (Single).

The singles’ round ended 5-5 in the ten matches between the two rival countries.



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