Tanzania won the East and Central Africa golf challenge trophy that climaxed on Sunday, 27 October at the Entebbe golf course. Hosts Uganda finished second.
Tanzania returned 695 strokes to beat hosts Uganda for the East and Central Africa Golf Challenge Cup.
The hosts recorded 721 strokes after the final day, while Kenya came third with 748 strokes at the 71 par course.
Regional ladies’ bully Iddi Madina of Tanzania was the woman of the moment as she single-handedly posted 76 strokes on day one, 73 strokes on day two, and 71 on day three to make a total of 220 strokes for Tanzania.
Her teammates Angel Eaton, Hawa Wanyeche, and Neema Olomi were responsible for the rest of the strokes that helped their country win the trophy.
In the individual categories, Tanzania’s Iddi Madina finished in first place with 220 strokes. Uganda’s Irene Nakalembe and Martha Babirye finished second and third with 234 and 238 strokes respectively.
Uganda’s team captain Irene Nakalembe returned 81 strokes on day one, 78 on day two, and 75 on day three to make a total of 234 stokes. Her teammates Martha Babirye, Gloria Mbaguta, and Peace Kabasweka returned 487 stokes that helped Uganda finish second with a total of 721 strokes.
Iddi Madina says they worked as a team to win, while Uganda’s captain Irene Nakalembe feels the tournament put them to a good test.
This was the second time Uganda hosted the East and Central All Africa Challenge trophy. The first being the inaugural tournament in 2009.