Uganda Dethrone Kenya To Become 2014 East African Golf Kings

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.

Team Uganda's Robert Oluba in action. Photo/John Batanudde
Team Uganda’s Robert Oluba in action. Photo/John Batanudde

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 Breweries through its luxury whisky portfolio is the main sponsor off tournament and have committed Shs200 million.  Photo/John Batanudde
Uganda Breweries through its luxury whisky portfolio is the main sponsor off tournament and have committed Shs200 million. Photo/John Batanudde
Uganda finished the final day with a point’s difference after tallying 6.5 points, with Kenya playing second fiddle. Photo/John Batanudde
Uganda finished the final day with a point’s difference after tallying 6.5 points, with Kenya playing second fiddle. Photo/John Batanudde
It is a great feeling to win at home. Photo/John Batanudde
It is a great feeling to win at home. Photo/John Batanudde

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.

Coming into the final singles round of the three day event, the hosts, Uganda and defending champions, Kenya were 12 points apiece. Photo/John Batanudde
Coming into the final singles round of the three day event, the hosts, Uganda and defending champions, Kenya were 12 points apiece. Photo/John Batanudde
Next year’s challenge will be hosted in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo/John Batanudde
Next year’s challenge will be hosted in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo/John Batanudde

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.

Winning coach, Amos Kamya (R) passes onhis tactics Photo/John Batanudde
Winning coach, Amos Kamya (R) passes on his tactics Photo/John Batanudde
Uganda has clinched the 2014 East African Golf Challenge on home turf. Photo/John Batanudde
Uganda has clinched the 2014 East African Golf Challenge on home turf. Photo/John Batanudde

Next year’s challenge will be hosted in Kigali, Rwanda.

Final Standings:

Uganda – 18.5 Points
Kenya – 17.5 Points
Rwanda – 13.5 Points
Tanzania – 10 Points
Ethiopia – 7 Points
Burundi –  5 Points

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