Seniors add to thrill at Flags event

Friday October 18 2019

Boost. L-R RwandAir’s Peter Kamuti, Ivan

Boost. L-R RwandAir’s Peter Kamuti, Ivan Mugisha, UGC Lady Captain Abeja, vice Baira Opolot and Wendy Angudeyo during the tourney launch. PHOTO: A. DARREN KYEYUNE 

By DARREN ALLAN KYEYUNE

The golfing family will be split this weekend with a sizable number heading to Masindi for the two-day Kinyara Open.

But the bigger batch in Kampala will descend to the par-72 course for the fifth RwandAir Flags showpiece at Uganda Golf Club (UGC) tomorrow.

This event is hosted by UGC ladies’ section. To spice up this edition is the inclusion of the seniors’ category. “We have introduced a seniors category for those 55-years-old plus to spice it up,” said UGC Lady captain Anne Abeja.

A field of 200 players is set to feature in the tournament whose format is tombstone or last man standing. “It is a competition format in which players begin the round of golf with an allotment of strokes and play until they run out,” she explained.

Interesting format
“A player must therefore strive to stay alive by minimizing mistakes because each stroke represents a lifeline,” added Abeja.

The event’s male and female winners will also win business class tickets to selected destinations courtesy of RwandAir. The field will compete for 28 trophies and prizes.

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Uganda was drawn in pool B of the African Netball Championships with Zimbabwe, Kenya and Swaziland.

Meanwhile pool A has South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Lesotho, and Tanzania.

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