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UGANDA Beats Rest of Africa to become the 2015 Zone V1 Africa Golf Champions

UGANDA Beats Rest of Africa to become the 2015 Zone V1 Africa Golf Champions

Team Uganda has won the annual golf championships in style taking six games in the last singles action round to edge record champions South Africa by a point to clinch their maiden title.

(New Vision Photo BY MICHAEL NSUBUGA) Uganda celebrates victory at the Africa Zone 6 tournament they hosted
(New Vision Photo BY MICHAEL NSUBUGA) Uganda celebrates victory at the Africa Zone 6 tournament they hosted.

The Ugandans become the third country to win Africa’s premier golfing event behind South Africa and Kenya who won in 2010.Team Uganda captain Adolf Muhumuza opened the way for the Ugandan team after dispatching Kenyan Nelson Simwa (3&2) -3 up in the first match of the day before Happy Robert and Ronnie Bukenya won their games against Swaziland and Botswana opponents.

Henry Lujja and Lawrence Muhenda won their games against Malawi’s Charles Kambalame (5&4) and Zambia’s Simfukwe (1UP) respectively before Martin Ochaya sealed the deal against Namibia’s Gabriel Shikodi (5&3)-5up.

Ronalt Otile and Robert Oluba were not lucky losing to”Our strategy was to play a regulation game because of the grown roughs; I have to say it now, because that is what our coach advised and I’m happy it has worked for us.

We are extremely happy for making our country proud,” team captain Adolf Muhumuza said as he led team mates into celebrations.

Final standings – Uganda 18.5pts; South Africa 17.5; Zimbabwe 16.5; Kenya 15.5; Zambia 9.5; Swaziland 9.5; Botswana 8.5; Malawi 7.5; Namibia 5;