September 5, 2013

Leader Ssendawula looking at Runaway win | Uganda Golf Open

Day-1 leader ex-professional Peter Ssendawula is confident if all odds go his way today at Uganda Open at Entebbe Golf Club, he could  win his second title in four years.

Uganda Open teed off at the Entebbe Golf Club yesterday.
Uganda Open teed off at the Entebbe Golf Club yesterday.

The 2009 winner took opening day proceedings, with a domineering opening round of three-under-par 68 to script a four-stroke lead, four strokes clear of second placed Robert Oluba, Patrick Mwaka and Ronnie Bukenya who tied 72.

“I have to keep calm and extend my lead today (Thursday),” the Entebbe bred golfer told RED Pepper Online in a telephone interview Thursday morning.

“Hopefully the weather favours me considering I didn’t have a bad score yesterday,” he added.

The other pre-event favourites Willy Kitatta, defending champion Philip Kasozi (76), Byaruhanga (2011 winner) were overshadowed on the opening day of the annual tournament that has attracted over 100 golfers.

Former amateur star Byamukama is atop the leaderboard in the professionals’ category with the day’s best round of four-under par 67.

The four-day tournament sponsored by Tusker Malt Lager at a tune of Shs 100m and ends on Saturday.

 

Uganda Golf Open

Day 1 Leader board

Peter Ssendawula 68

Robert Oluba 72

Patrick Mwaka 72

Ronnie Bukenya 72

Willy Kitatta 73

Henry Lujja 73

Daniel Baguma 74

Patrick Mugisha 75

Henry Omidi 75

Phillip Kasozi 76

Joseph Mawejje 77

Titus Okwong 77

Abbey Bagalana 77

Emmanuel Agwari 77

Professionals

Ian Odokonyero 70

Emmanuel Opio Onito 71

Richard Ainley 71

David Odhiambo 72

Deo Akope 73

Kopan Timbe 73

 

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