ENTEBBE. Hosts Entebbe Golf Club (EGC) beat Kigali Golf Club (KGC) by a net score of 84 in the return leg of the two-club challenge at the par-71 course in Entebbe on Saturday.
But despite EGC taking the day, KGC emerged overall winners having won the first leg by a better margin of 109 nett at the par-72 Nyarutarama course back in February.
Such is what left the visitors enchanted as the hosts looked in disbelief during the awards’ ceremony at the 19th hole.
“We paid back for the first leg defeat today but it was not enough though to bring us the title,” EGC captain Oscar Semawere said. “Nonetheless, we are impressed with the spirit of competition and brotherhood among both sides,” he said.
“At last, we have the title to us again despite losing on the day,” delighted KGC captain Anthony Olwit told the gathering after receiving the winners’ trophy from Uganda Golf Union president Kiryowa Kiwanuka.
Earlier in the day, Paul Nsereko had finished best in the quarterly Orange Castle Lite Mug of Mugs event.
Playing off handicap 25, Nsereko left 89 other golfers in his wake when returned a net score of 68.
He wasn’t surprised though. “I have been in good stead over the last three weeks,” Nsereko said after collecting his Mug and receiving 45GB of internet data for three months from Orange.
John Kwon and Jaime Byaruhanga were the other winners while Eva Magala emerged best in the ladies category with 75 net playing off handicap five.
ORANGECASTLE LITE SEPTEMBER MONTH OF MUGS
Overall Winner: Paul Nsereko 68 nett
GROUP A: Mike Odur 79 nett
GROUP B: John Kwon 69 nett
GROUP C: Jaime Byaruhanga 72 nett cb
Eva Magala 75 nett
KGC VS. EGC FRIENDLY – TOP 10 TOTALS
EGC – 729 nett
KGC – 813 nett
SOURCE: Daily Monitor