The second round of the Johnnie Walker Uganda Ladies Open unfolded in spectacular fashion at the challenging par 72 Uganda Golf Club, bringing golf enthusiasts closer to the much-anticipated final day of the competition. Peace Kabasweka, the leader after day one, displayed her skills once again, shooting a 3-over 75 to maintain her lead at one under after two rounds. Tooro Club lady captain Kabasweka enters the final day ready to hold her ground against Tanzania’s Iddy Madina. Madina, shooting an impressive 2-under 74, stands just four strokes behind the leader, setting the stage for a thrilling showdown in round three. Both golfers will play together in the pressure group, adding to the intensity of the competition.
One of the notable improvements of the day came from Meron Kyomugisha, who now holds the third position on the leaderboard. Kyomugisha improved her performance, moving from a 4-over 76 on the previous day to a commendable 2-over 74 in round two, positioning herself seven strokes behind the leader.
Eva Magala, the Uganda Golf Club Ladies Open champion, aims to bounce back from her 6-over 78 today, holding onto the fourth spot. Last year’s winner and three-time Uganda Ladies Open Champion, Martha Babirye, showcased a remarkable comeback with the best score of the day, shooting 1-over 72. Babirye’s performance keeps her in contention for a top-three finish. Mercy Nyanchama emerged as the best-placed Kenyan, securing the fifth position after playing 3-over 75.
The stage is now set for an epic showdown in the final round, where everything is at stake. The possibility of crowning a new champion adds an extra layer of excitement as the curtains prepare to fall on the tournament tomorrow.
The 73rd Uganda Ladies Open continues to receive generous support from sponsors, including 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.