Kenya Golf Guide

Team Kenya’s Mathew Wahome takes a breath during the regional competition at the Great Rift Valley Lodge yeaterday.


Hosts Kenya today showed what they are really made off as they rallied to retain the East Africa Challenge Golf title after a thrilling final day at the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort as the regional tournament came to an end today.

They beat initial runner-away leaders Uganda in three tough matches for a maximum of eight points, to retain the East Africa Challenge Golf Championship title though by a narrow margin of half a point.

Needing all eight points to win, Kenya’s John Karichu beat Uganda’s Ronald Rugumayo 1-up at the 18th, as Justus Madoya who enjoyed a home crowd posted 3-2 win against Willy Kitata. There after Kenya’s team captain Robinson Owiti beat Daniel Baguma 2-1 to brighten the Kenyans face as Daniel Nduva picked up a point from Burundi’s Karim Gwabe with 7-5 victory before Mathew Wahome beat Ethiopia’s Natanim Sisay 6-4. Adel Balala added one more point with a 6-4 win against Ephrem Gabreselassie. However it was a tough encounter for Kenya’s last player William Odera who at one time was four up against Rwanda’s long serving Leonard Nkurunziza who Odera however managed to over power him at the 16th hole with a 3-2 victory for Kenya’s clean sweep in the final round singles which saw them retain the cup with a total of 19 points, just half a point from Uganda. This was the third back to back victory for Kenya who won in Arusha in 2011 and Burundi in 2012. Uganda who won all the eight points in the foursomes and four ball better ball, managed only three and half for 18.5 as Tanzania settled for third place on 15.5 having also picked up a point from the Ugandas through Nuru Mollel. Rwanda was fourth on 8.5 and playing the event for the first time Ethiopia won three matches and halved one to finish fifth on 7 points with Burundi finishing last with only three and half points.

Uganda will host the 2014 tournament which is expected to attracted more countries. nike air max cheap uk mens nike air max cheap uk mens

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