Daniel Baguma
EC Village Verification

The table has turned on day two of the Tusker Malt Uganda Amateur Open Golf championship as Richard Baguma took the lead ahead of Ronald Otile who now sits in 4th position below Daniel Baguma and Denis Asaba.

Richard Baguma returned a score of 73 to take the lead on day two. Deniel Baguma registered a score of 74 whereas Denis Asaba had a score of 76 and 79 for Ronald Otile.

As it stands, Richard Baguma leads with a gross of 147, followed by Daniel  Baguma with 149, Denis Asaba with 150 and Ronald Otile with 151.

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The leading four will be playing alongside each other on day three of the Tusker Malt Uganda Open in the first pressure group. The second pressure group will include; Rwanda’s Alloys Nsabimana, Uganda’s Mahmood Ismail, Joseph Mawejje and Herman Deco Mutebi.

Despite the having had a good start on day two, Otile the defending champion, faulted along the way and now faces an uphill task of trying to regain the lead on day three.

Speaking before the tee off, Grace Namutebi, the Uganda Breweries Limited Brand Manager for Premium beers said; “The amateur category is considered as the main event of the Tusker Malt Uganda Open. The players are putting up a good game and there is plenty more to come.”

The final day of the Tusker Malt Uganda Amateur Open Golf championship will be on Saturday and the best players will be crowned this year’s champions at a dinner at the Uganda Golf Club.

Tusker Malt Lager injected over Shs500 million into this year’s tournament as assurance to show its support for the development of the game golf in Uganda. There has been an increase in the cash sponsorship from Shs230 million to Shs250 million.