The 2023 Uganda Ladies Open kicked off this morning at the par 72 Uganda Golf Club in Kitante. Forty-two golfers graced the course, representing eight different countries in this year’s tournament. Peace Kabasweka led the charge, displaying a stellar performance by carding an impressive 4-under 68. Kabasweka’s flawless play has given her an early advantage, positioning her as a frontrunner for the coveted title.
Close behind was Tanzania’s Iddy Madina, a familiar face on the course, finishing the round at 1-over par 73. Madina’s consistent performance underscored her determination to make a mark in a tournament she has yet to conquer despite her numerous participations.
Last week’s Uganda Golf Club Ladies Open winner, Eva Magala, and Kenyan player Ashley Awuor shared the third spot, both posting a score of 2-over 74.
Meron Kyomugisha also showcased a strong performance, concluding the round at 4-over 76. Kyomugisha’s steady play keeps her in contention with the top players in the competition.
However, defending champion Martha Babirye faced a challenging day on the course, finding herself in an unfamiliar 13th position. Babirye struggled to find her rhythm, posting a score of 9-over 81. Day two of the Open resumes tomorrow and will be played concurrently with the Seniors event.
The 73rd Uganda Ladies Open is sponsored by Crown Beverages Limited (Aquafina), National Council of Sports (NCS), Absa Bank, NBS Sport, Medipal, Pinnacle Security Limited, CASE Medical Services, Orchard Interiors, HH, Uganda Golf Club, and title sponsors Johnnie Walker.