Kigali Golf Club beat their Entebbe counterparts in the first leg of the Kigali-Entebbe Golf Challenge played on Saturday at the Par-18 Kigali golf course in Nyarutarama.
The visiting team was comprised of 35 golfers, including three women, while the hosts had over 40 players, five of them ladies.
Kigali Club’s Taylor Koonce, who was playing on Group 2 and Lee Kang in Group 3, had the best score in the first leg of 68 Nett each, while Innocent Rutamu won Group 1 with 75 Nett.
Maxi Byenkya, from Entebbe Club, won the ladies category after carding 76 Nett. The event was sponsored by East African Breweries Limited with Nakumatt, Nika Printers and Forever Active Boost energy drink as the co-sponsors.
Uganda’s High Commissioner to Rwanda, Richard Kabonero was the guest of honor at the closing ceremony.
The idea of this challenge between the two clubs, which started in 2012 with the first edition, was aimed at creating an inter-club reciprocation which entitles members of either club unlimited benefits when they travel to each other’s course.
Kigali hosted and won the first edition in 2012 and Entebbe won last year’s edition at their home course.
However, unlike the previous two editions, for this year, the winner will be determined after the return leg which will be played in June at the Entebbe Golf Club.
Group 1: Innocent Rutamu (75 Nett)
Group 2: Taylor Koonce (68 Nett)
Group 3: Lee Kang (68 Nett)
Ladies Category: Maxi Byenkya (ENTEBBE) – 76 Nett
Inter-Club contest scores:
Entebbe Golf Club – 807 Nett
Kigali golf Club – 716 Nett
*This was taken from the best ten scores returned by either side.