1. Magala

     Day-1: Leader board

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  1. Magala – 75
  2. Namakula – 76
  3. Nakalembe – 78
  4. Mbaguta – 79
  5. Nawa – 80
  6. Shingona – 82
  7. Asiimwe – 83
  8. Okullo – 83

 Kampala- Eva Magala had a plan for the 62nd Tusker Malt Ladies Open golf championship, and it’s working better than she imagined.

The Pinnacle Security sponsored player leveled the 18th hole yesterday to take a one-shot lead over defending champion Flavia Namakula heading into today-two (Friday) at the par-72 course, Kitante.

“It’s always nice when your plan pans out, my drive and putting are on but let’s wait for the final cut tomorrow,” Magala told the media after putting the 18th.

Magala, a Uganda Golf Club member led from the last group that was composed of two Zambians Tinah Nawa and Moono Mwila.

While Namakula had Zimbabwe’s Loyce Shingona, Entebbe Golf Club’s Irene Nakalembe and Palm Valley Golf club’s Melon Kyomugisha, a group that swung the field into action.

“I am glad for the day one scores. Initially, the pressure was too much to handle but I managed to play on,” Namakula stressed.  “Coming into the second day of action, I will need to better my putting.”

Entebbe Club’s Irene Nakalembe is 8 over par 78 with Gloria Mbaguta and 18 year old Zambian Tina Nawa are fourth and fifth with scores of 9 over par 79 and 8 over par 80 to close up the top five of the leader board.

This year’s edition has attracted lady golfers from Kenya, Zambia, Burundi and South Africa.


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