Rodell Gaita is part of the new Uganda Golf Team Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Texas Scramble Golf Fundraising Tourney:

  • Friday, 29th June 2018
  • At Uganda Golf Club, Kampala
[/media-credit] Golfers in action at Uganda Golf Club in Kampala Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

The Uganda Golf team is in a desperate situation to raise funds ahead of the 2018 Victoria Cup at the par 72 Vet Lab Sports Club course between July 25th -28th 2018.

Golfers take to the course on Friday at the Uganda Golf Club in Kampala.

The one-day action dubbed the ‘Texas Scramble’ will have teams of four players each contributing Shs 1M.

Corporate teams can sign golfers of their choice for the fundraising tournament that will have the top three teams winning prizes while individuals will contest for the longest and nearest to the pin accolades.

Kenyan golfers will be looking forward to winning the Victoria Cup for keeps on home soil having won the second edition in Entebbe last year and the first at Muthaiga Golf Club in 2016.

Last year the tournament started with both teams sharing the spoils with 4 points each in the opening four-balls and foursomes on the opening day.

But, the Kenya Lions edged their opponents by two points in the subsequent second round played under the same format.

The last round singles action ended on five points each, meaning the second round two-point advantage ensured Kenya won the annual competition for the second consecutive time.

Uganda seeks for the first victory in three years having lost in Muthaiga during the inaugural championship and falling at Entebbe Golf Club in the subsequent edition.

[/media-credit] Ronald Rugumayo, one of the players on the Uganda Golf team

This cup was donated by former Boston Marathon champion and immediate captain of Eldoret Golf Club Moses Tanui.

Either countries will be represented by teams of 10 players each.

The format of play remains the same – like the Ryder Cup style which includes foursomes, four ball better ball and singles.

Each side is expected to assemble their top amateurs during the event, which the two countries will be using it as a dress rehearsal for the inaugural Africa Region Four (formerly East Africa Challenge Cup).

Kenya will host the Africa Region Four meet at Nyali Golf and Country Club in the coastal town of  Mombasa from August 1 to 5.

Pool of Ugandan players:

  1. Ronald Rugumayo (Toro Club)
  2. Becca Mwanja (Uganda Golf Club)
  3. Abraham Ainamani (Kabale)
  4. Adolf Muhumuza (Toro)
  5. David Kamulinda (Toro)
  6. Rodell Gaita (Uganda Golf Club)
  7. Michale Alunga (Toro)
  8. Herman ‘Deco’ Mutebi (Entebbe Club)
  9. Joseph Kasozi (Uganda Golf Club)
  10. Edrine Okong (Lugazi)
  11. Richard Baguma (Uganda Golf Club)
  12. A. Byaruhanga (Entebbe)
  13. Joel Basalaine (Lugazi)
  14. Denis Asaba (Toro)
  15. Ronald Otile (Toro)
  16. Daniel Baguma (Toro)
  17. Aaron Mugomola (Entebbe)
  18. Emma Ogwanga (Entebbe)
  19. Michael Tumusiime (Uganda Golf Club)

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

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