Leaderboard (Top 10 – Round one Gross):
1.Meron Kyomugisha (Uganda) – 70
T2.Peace Kabasweka (Uganda) – 77
Mercy Nyanchama (Kenya) – 77
T4 – Vicky Elias (Tanzania) – 78
Irene Nakalembe (Uganda) – 78
6.Martha Babirye (Uganda) – 81
7.Gloria Mbaguta (Uganda) – 82
8.Julia Joan Nampewo (Uganda) – 83
9.Diana Nambalirwa (Uganda) – 85
10.Resty Nalutaaya (Uganda) – 86
Meron Kyomugisha ended day one on top of the leaderboard as the Tusker Malt Lager Uganda Golf Tournament teed off with the Ladies Open.
Kyomugisha scored 1-under par 70 on Thursday to go into day two with much confidence after a 7-stroke lead.
It was an outstanding performance for Kyomugisha in a classy field that saw defending champion Martha Babirye score 1-under par-81 to finish day one in sixth.
Peace Kabasweka ended day one tied in second place with Mercy Nyanchama from Kenya.
The Ladies tourney will run until November 20 while the curtains will go down for the championship on 4th December.
The tournament, sponsored by Tusker Malt Lager, continues on Friday as the Seniors Open gets underway.
Uganda Golf Open timeline:
*Ladies Open: 18th to 20th November
*Seniors Open: 19th to 20th November
*Par 3 Competition: 24th November
*Amateur Open: 24th to 27th November
*Pro-Am: 30th November
*Professional Open: 1st to 4th December
*President’s Shield: 4th December