It’s tough going for Dar in Africa Junior Golf

AS 2023 All Africa Golf Junior team Championship entered a halfway on Tuesday, the going is still tough for the Tanzanian envoys as both boys and girls were placed 10th  in their categories.

The annual competition organised by the Uganda Golf Union (UGU) under the auspices of the Africa Golf Confederation (AGC) has brought together over 14th African teams in the battle for the top honour.

The annual competition teed off on Monday, is set to wind up today at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort in Kampala.

A report from Uganda shows that the Tanzania boys’ team finished 11th on Monday during a day-one tee off and improved one position o claim the 10th position after Tuesday’s second round with aggregate 514 gross scores.

With three best score counts at each round out of four, the boys under the head coach Athumani Chiundu started with an aggregate 269 on day one as Ibrahim Mtemi emerged the best contributor with 87 gross, Dhruv Patadia had 88 and Aliabbas Kermalli 94 shots, while Karim Abdallah had  non-counting 97.

The team improved to aggregate 245 on Tuesday after two rounds and jump to 10th place in the field of 14 teams.

Kermalli was the best contributor in the second round with an impressive 77 gross, while Mtemi added 83 and Abdallah carded 85 to the team and non-counting Padatia carded 96 grosses.

In the girls’ category, Tanzania settled 10th after collecting an aggregate of 453 with two best scores count each round out of three players.

Shufaa Twalib is the best contributor with 100 and 96 grosses from the first and second rounds, Juliana Peter started with 138 non-counting first round before contributing 128 on Tuesday, while Sabrina Likuli returned 129 strokes  in the first round, but she had 137 shots non-counting in the second round.

After Tuesday’s second-round battle, South Africa led the boy’s table with 426, Egypt had 467 at second and hosts Uganda accumulated 472 at third while other East African Community Countries (EAC) Kenya settled at 8th with aggregates 488 grosses.

In the girls’ category, South Africa also led with 293 shots, Zimbabwe carded an aggregate of 320 at second and Kenya is at third with 336 shots, while host Uganda is fourth with 340 gross.

The top two boys’ teams and the winner in the girl’s category will qualify for the Toyota World Junior Championship to be held in Japan in June 2023.

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