Kitata, Rugumayo help Team Uganda rally to finish eighth

KAMPALA. It was not a spectacular finish. But it was Team Uganda’s best shift that propelled them to an eighth place finish as the Africa Zone VI Golf Championship climaxed at the Devonvale Golf Wine Estate course in Cape Town, South Africa yesterday.

Uganda had picked two, one and two points in the respective opening three rounds. But Ronald Rugumayo, Robert Oluba, captain Phillip Kasozi and reigning Uspa Male Golfer of the Year Willy Deus Kitata picked priceless victorious in the singles matchplays to help Uganda tally a total of nine points and finish joint eighth with Zambia.

Rugumayo edged Kenya’s Tony Omuli 1-up, Kitata proved his top seed ranking by overwhelming Nambia’s No.1 Douw van Wyk 4-up with three holes to play whereas the pair of Kasozi and Oluba outclassed Lesotho’s Yuliang Tsai and Zambia’s Peter Munyinya 2-up respectively.

Uganda started the tournament on a low note in 11th place, moved to ninth on Day Two with five points before moving one more place up yesterday.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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