Toro Club golfer Adolf Muhumuza drives off at the 1st Tee box of Entebbe Golf Club on Tuesday during the national team trials Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

2nd Victoria Golf Cup:

  • 6th – 8th July 2017
  • At Entebbe Golf Club
[/media-credit] Toro Club golfer Adolf Muhumuza drives off at the 1st Tee box of Entebbe Golf Club on Tuesday during the national team trials Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Fort Portal based golfer Adolf Muhumuza is in the lead after three rounds of the on-going National Team Qualifiers at the lake side Entebbe Golf Club, arguably East and Central Africa’s oldest golfing facility.

The handicap zero player, a member at Toro Golf Club has amassed 8 points over 54 holes to overtake the day one leader Herman Deco Mutebi from Entebbe.

Day Two action was punctuated by heavy rains in the morning and a sunny afternoon with 18 holes apiece in each half of the day.

The qualifiers are taking place to select the national team ahead of the 2nd edition of the Victoria Golf Cup between Uganda and nighbours Kenya.

[/media-credit] Richard Baguma, a UPDF playing golfer is part of the Uganda National team Golf team qualifiers at Entebbe Golf Club. All the golfers are supposed to carry their own kits for training purposes Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

A total of 21 players are tussling out during the qualifiers for the available 10 slots on the team.

These qualifiers are being played on a match play format.

Uganda national team head coach Amos Kamya is closely monitoring the players who are supposed to complete 72 holes in three days.

Muhumuza leads with 8 points after 54 holes of action in two days.

Jinja Golf Club’s Muhammod Ismail is jointly tied on 7.5 points with Emmanuel Ogwang.

Entebbe Golf Club’s Davis Kato has 7 points, same as the national team captain, Becca Mwanja.

Uganda Golf Club’s Richard Baguma, a UPDF golfer and home boy Mutebi follow suit on 6.5 points apiece.

Handicap 1 golfer Baguma predicts a close contest ahead of Wednesday’s final round;

We have had good and healthy competition. The final day will definitely present yet another different outlook

Ten players will make the cut for the national team which starts official training sessions on Thursday this week.

After the national team has been selected, intensified training will continue with residential camp, more field practice and the range session.

Uganda will face Kenya between 6th to 8th July 2017 at Entebbe Golf Club.

Last year, Kenya triumphed at the inaugural edition hosted at Muthaiga Golf course.

Leaderboard:

  • Adolf Muhumuza – 8 Points
  • Muhammod Ismail – 7.5 Points
  • Emmanuel Ogwang – 7.5 Points
  • Davis Kato – 7 points
  • Herman Deco Mutebi – 6.5 Points
  • Richard Baguma – 6.5 Points

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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