Babirye in slim lead as Uganda Ladies Golf Open enters final round

By Thomas Odongo

Ahead of the final round of the ladies event of the 2022 Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open (Uganda Ladies Open) scheduled for this Saturday at Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa, Kigo, Martha Babirye is just a shot ahead of second placed Peace Kabasweka.
Uganda Golf Club’s Babirye, handicap 1 has an overall 11 over par 155 against Toro Club’s Kabaswe (handicap 2) who has 12 over par 156 after two rounds.
Meron Kyomugisha is a distant third with 20 over par 164 hence the championship battle is undoubtedly between the top two ladies.
Babirye who led by four strokes over Kabasweka in Thursday’s opening round had a bit bad round in day two where she shot 8 over par 80 whilst Kabasweka posted 5 over par 77 making the latter to bridge the gap to just one shot as she seeks to get off the mark.
Babirye, two time champion who won the Uganda Ladies Golf Open title in 2019 and 2020, albeit struggling on day two birdied in par-4 hole 14 and par-4 hole 16.
Kabasweka on the other hand didn’t sink in a birdie but had an improved round overall from her Thursday round where she shot 7 over par 79.
Kabasweka will now seek to add the Uganda Ladies Open accolade to her trophy cabinet having won the Entebbe Ladies Open and Uganda Golf Club Ladies Open earlier this year.
The Tusker Malt Uganda Ladies Golf Open will have a full course on Saturday when subsidiary players join the party. The 19th hole experience will be happening later in the evening.
The lead sponsor of the tournament is Uganda Breweries Limited through the Tusker Malt Lager beer brand. Co-sponsors/partners are; Pepsi, Case Medical Care, Absa Bank, HK Properties including NBS Sport.
2022 Tusker Malt Uganda Ladies Golf Open
Day Two Leaderboard
1. Martha Babirye – 155
2. Peace Kabasweka – 156
3. Meron Kyomugisha – 164
4. Evah Magala – 167
5. Gloria Mbaguta – 168
6. Rita Apell Akot – 169
7. Mackline Nsenga – 170
T8. Lillian Koowe – 175
      Resty Nalutaaya – 175
10. Assa Nambogwe – 176

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