Kampala. It was a moment tailor-made for ‘comeback kings’ at the eighth Marsh Chairman’s Cup in Entebbe. A 14-man team from the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja and another of 10 from Kinyara were the toast of the night on Saturday.
Despite missing out on the podium, Team Kinyara enhanced their reputation.
Led by their captain Geoffrey Angudri, the Kinyara team’s best tally was by eight-handicapper Andrew Oketi with 31 points.
“We had a very difficult first nine,” said Angudri. “It was our first ever round in Entebbe and we played in the rain.”
But it wasn’t all about mourning for the 37-year-old deputy chief internal auditor at Kinyara Sugar Works. “Entebbe captain Innocent Kihika gave us an overwhelming warm reception. With the numbers seen here (209 golfers including professionals), the onus is to improve ours in Masindi,” added the handicap nine golfer.
“We don’t play much back there but we are going to get aggressive starting with the Kinyara Open (October 24-25) by inviting as many people to fill up our nine-hole course.” The two other big tournaments in Masindi are the Chairman’s Open and the Invitational Captain’s Prize.
HOW TEAM KINYARA FARED
Andrew Oketi hc 8 31 points
Jimmy Mwesige hc13 29
Henry Byaruhanga hc 5 29
Simon Onadra hc10 28
William Drapari hc11 28
Beatrice Kyomukama hc36 27
Simon Ojobile hc11 24
Geoffrey Angudri hc 9 21
Godfrey Asindua hc 9 20
Sunday Tom hc9 20