TEAM KENYA DOMINATES UGANDA IN VICTORIA CUP TOURNAMENT
Team Kenya over the weekend beat Uganda for the third time in a row. Kenya who are the defending championships of the Victoria cup beat Uganda once again at Vetlab Sports Club the par 72 course in Nairobi over the weekend.
On the final round singles, the locals won 6-4 against Uganda for a total of 19.5 while Uganda finished with six and half (6.5) points.
The home team claimed a hat-trick by beating Uganda with a big margin of 13 points. On the last day, Saturday, Kenya lost the first game after Isaac Makokha got a 5-4 blow by Uganda’s David Kamulindwa. Zubair Khan was beaten by Martin Ochaya 6-5 and Mutahi Kibugu halved with Joseph Chinyaai.
Kenyan youngster Agil Is-Haq, gave Kenya their first point of the final day singles when he beat Herman Mutebi 1-0 with Limuru’s John Karichu beating Uganda’s Rodel Gaita 2-0 and Mike Kisia winning 3-2 against Richard Baguma.
The Victoria Cup was donated to the Kenya Golf Union by retired marathoner Moses Tanui and is contested by Kenya and Uganda on a rotational basis. Kenya won the inaugural edition in 2016 at the Muthaiga Golf Club and retained it in 2017 at Uganda’s Entebbe Golf Club. The fourth edition of the competition will be held in Uganda next year.
Submitted by Peter Martins Munyuah
TheGolfer Online correspondent in Kenya