The 2017 Victoria golf Cup teed off in style on Thursday with stiff competition between Uganda and Kenya.
Team Uganda has finished level with Kenya on four points after day one of the second edition of the Victoria Golf Cup at the par-71 course in Entebbe.
The two teams played two rounds of four-ball better-ball in the morning and foursomes in the afternoon.
Uganda took the lead in first session posting 2.5 points whereas Kenya got 1.5 points in the morning.
However, Kenya put up a spirited fight with a resuscitated performance to win the afternoon foursomes with 2.5 points.
Uganda managed 1.5 points.
This meant the two countries garnered 4 points at the end of the day.
Uganda’s captain Becca Mwanja believes the afternoon session let them down with debutants Davis Kato and Emmanuel Ogwang succumbing to pressure.
“It was unfortunate that we had to fight back in the afternoon. We expected to take all four points in the afternoon. Our debutant pairing of Davis Kato and succumbed to pressure. We want to take a lead of 3-4 points tomorrow. We’ve revised that and hopefully Day Two will be ours,” he said.
Meanwhile, head coach Amos Kamya is still confident despite the results not coming as expected.
“We did not want to sleep one point down, better you sleep all square for the day. It did not go as we expected. Match-play is unpredictable. On paper, the guys look really good and we want four points in the morning (tomorrow),” he stated.
Action continues on Friday under a similar format like today (Thursday) before the singles on Saturday.
Uganda is seeking to win the title on home soil to emulate Kenya who clinched the maiden edition at par-72 Muthaiga Club last year.