Nine-year old Kagoro shines in South Africa

Friday September 7 2018

By Darren Allan Kyeyune


The recent happenings on the golf scene show that the future of the sport is intact.
On Wednesday, Abdul Kakeeto and Joan Nampewo beat the field at Entebbe Golf Club to take boys and girls’ titles as the Uganda Junior Golf Open returned after a three year absence.
But there was a sweeter story prior. Ugandan Keisha Kagoro made the podium in third place at the South Africa Kids Junior African Challenge.
Featuring in the U-9 age category, Kagoro starred at the premium international golfing event presented by the U.S. Kids Golf Tournament Players Association at the San Lameer Country Club.
She stood out at the event that had attracted 140 children from 52 countries.
But she fell short of the prize for the top players per age group that is the Burgundy status, the highest level of priority status given by U.S. Kids Golf, which includes an invitation to the 2019 World or Teen World Championship, subject to scoring requirements as stipulated by US Kids Golf.
However, Kagoro automatically qualified to participate in the US Kids Tour. She is tutored by PGA coach Bryan Roelofoz.