Event: 2021 Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open
Dates: 18th November – 4th December
Ladies Open: 18th – 20th November
Venue: Entebbe Club
Meron Kyomugisha emerged day one leader in the opening day of the ladies event of the Uganda Golf Open also known as the Uganda Ladies Open after returning 1 under par 70 on Thursday, 18th November at Entebbe Club’s par-71 golf course.
Kyomugisha, handicap 6 and a member of Palm Valley Golf and Country Club now takes a 7-stroke lead ahead of second placed Peace Kabasweka and Mercy Nyanchama (T2) heading into Friday’s second round.
Kyomugisha admits that she had a very good round but doesn’t want to lead just for one day but throughout the tournament and possibly hoist the winner’s accolade on Saturday.
“It was a very perfect game and I was driving very well that’s how I managed to hit 1 under,” Kyomugisha told media at the 18th hole after her round.
Going forward, Kyomugisha says that; “what I have to do is to maintain my game as I did today and ensure that I can be on top again. I am not under any pressure and I will play my way.”
Second placed Kabasweka (6 over par 77) says that her speed wasn’t stable as she lost many strokes but she’s happy with what she got and hopes to right her wrongs in the second round.
Entebbe’s favorite Irene Nakalembe tied for fourth with Tanzania’s Vicky Elias off 7 over par 78. She (Nakalembe) however insists that her eyes are on the title and says that she will focus on her driving in the remaining two rounds.
Title holder Martha Babirye finished sixth with 10 over par 81. Gloria Mbaguta is seventh with 11 over par 82.
Tusker Malt Lager is the tournament lead sponsor and its partners are; Absa Bank Uganda, Abubaker Technical Services & General Supplies, Britam Uganda, Case Medical Services, Egis Road Operation Uganda, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, National Council Of Sports, NTV Uganda, Pepsi, Pinnacle Security Limited and Uganda Tourism Board.
Summary of 2021 Uganda Open schedule
Ladies Open: 18th to 20th November
Seniors Open: 19th to 20th November
Par 3 Competition: 24th November
Amateur Open: 24th to 27th November
Pro-Am: 30th November
Professional Open: 1st to 4th December
President’s Shield: 4th December
2020 Uganda Open Golf Championship winners
LADIES: Martha Babirye (Uganda)
AMATEURS: John Lejirma (Kenya)
PROFESSIONALS: Robson Chinhoi (Zimbabwe).