Golf: Kenyan lady golfers finish fourth in Uganda Open (ladies) Championships

SPORTS-GOLF-AGNES NYAKIO; SPORTS-GOLF-AGNES NYAKIO; Golf Park's Agnes Nyakio makes a swing.[Maarufu Mohamed,Standard]

Kenyan lady golfers succumbed to pressure from perennial rivals at the end of the 2017 Uganda golf Ladies Open Championships in Kampala, Uganda, over the weekend.

For years on end, Tanzania and hosts Uganda have been causing Kenyan golfers sleepless nights and it was not any different at the par 72 Uganda golf club.

Braving the tree-lined course with its signature undulating fairways and several thought provoking doglegs, Kenya’s handicap 4 Agnes Nyakio from Golf Park steered the Kenyans to a fourth-place finish with a total of 239 gross, missing the title by only four strokes.

Tanzania’s handicap 5 Eaton Angel won the overall title on a round total of 235 gross (76, 81, 78) after maintaining her Day One and Two leads.

The youthful Tanzanian is not new to great things. She won in 2012 and 2013 before hibernating in 2014, 2015 and 2016, but resurfaced last month to claim honours in the Coast Ladies Open Championships at Nyali, in Mombasa.

Uganda’s favourite Irene Nakalembe, playing off handicap 5, scooped the runner-up slot on a round total of 237 gross (78, 80, 79). Tanzania’s handicap 3 Madina Iddy, on 238 gross (77,80,81), was third.

Nyakio had high hopes for victory on Thursday after begining the three-day event on a five over par 77 gross for a second slot.

“The course around the Kitante stream was challenging and the pressure from the rivals was high,” said Nyakio.

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