Round 2 of the 2023 Johnnie Walker Uganda Amateur Open brought with it a solid grip on the leaderboard for day 1 leader Godfrey Nsubuga after he shot a 3-under 69 to extend his lead by 6 strokes at the par 72 Uganda Golf Club in Kitante.
Nsubuga had three bogeys and six birdies to ensure he stretched his lead even further and is now on 10 under overall after two rounds. It will take a mighty surge to topple him off the lead with the Uganda Golf Club home player not making any mistakes at the front.
“Today was a little bit tricky, especially after my slow start on the second hole, but luckily for me, it was not something that could disorganize my game. I just want to play the way I have been, especially in the first round, and then we can go from there.”
Six shots back is Ibrahim Bagalana who repeated his same score yesterday, a 2-under 70 to keep the pressure on the leader and make sure he has a chance of playing catch up in the next 36 holes. Bagalana was calm as a cucumber after holing out on 18, saying he is not under any pressure to chase for the win.
“I’m playing against myself, just enjoying a good round of golf and taking each round as it comes. I don’t need to do any chasing; I just want to bring back a decent score.”
In the third position is 2021 champion Joseph Cwinyaai, now ten shots off the leader after his 1-under 71 saw him stay level after two rounds. He will be looking to cut the gap on the leaders when the third round gets underway tomorrow.
Michael Tumusiime and Joseph Kanolera make up the top five after their scores of 72 and 76, respectively. Meanwhile, defending champion Andrew Ssekibejja finds himself in the 38th position after returning a 6-over 78, an improvement from the 10-over 82 he shot yesterday.