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Uganda’s lady golfers expect to face stiff competition in the upcoming Ladies Open tournament, expected to bring together over 150 seasoned golfers from all over Africa.

Scheduled for September 7 – 30, the 75th edition of the annual Tusker Malt Uganda Open golf tournament will be held at the momentous Uganda Golf Club in Kitante, and the Uganda lady golfers are already in the advanced stages of preparations. Some of the expected participating countries include Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Rwanda and Nigeria.

Notably, the Ugandan ladies will play without last year’s winner, Flavia Namakula who turned pro, but star players leading the charge will include Irene Nakalembe (H/C 5) who came in second position in last year’s tournament, Eva Magala (H/C 5) and Harriet Kitaka (H/C 7).

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“We are in the advanced stages of our preparations. Staff of Uganda Golf Club have been working on the course to make it ready for the tournament. The technical teams are already in place and working on the technical aspects of the game like conditions of play. So, generally I would say we are almost ready for the tournament,” said Maxi Byenkya, the President of the Uganda Ladies Golf Union.

However, despite the anxiety to win, the Ugandan ladies will be facing competition from some of the region’s finest players such as the Tanzanian team led by Angel Eaton (H/C 05), Madina Hussein (H/C 03), Hawa Wanyenche (H/C 05), Ayne Magombe (H/C 06) and Vicky Elias (H/C 07).

One of Zimbabwe’s leading lady golfers, Loice Chingono (H/C 07), will also grace this year’s Tusker Malt Uganda Open, while Kenya will be well represented at the tournament with seasoned players such as Agnes Nyakio (H/C 04) and Mercy Nyachama (H/C 04).



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