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Njogu’s lead cut as Ugandans charge at 2019 Amateur Golf Open

Njogu has led day one and two. PHOTO UG GOLF MEDIA

💠 LEADER-BOARD day 2
#UGGolfOpen19 ⛳
✳144 S Njogu   Par 69 75 🇰🇪
✳145 D Nduva  +1 75 70 🇰🇪
✳145 S Chege   +1 73 72 🇰🇪
✳147 P Mwangi +3 71 76 🇰🇪
✳148 W Odera  +4 75 73 🇰🇪
✳149 J Cwinyaai +5 76 73 🇺🇬
✳149 Z Khan    +4 75 74 🇰🇪
✳150 R Otile    +6 82 68 🇺🇬
✳151 D Asaba  +7 76 75 🇺🇬

💠Venue: Lake Victoria Serena

💠 LIVE: Results (click)

💠 DAY 3 draw (bottom)

Entebbe, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | Kenya’s Simon Njogu Muthoni struggled with a 75 but held onto his overall lead as the 78th Uganda Amateur Golf Open reached the halfway point on Thursday.

The Naivasha Great Rift Valley Club golfer could only manage one birdie on a course where he picked five for an astonishing 69 strokes on day one. He enters round three Friday with a total 144 strokes, a lead of one with 36 holes to go.

Breathing behind his neck now are a group of fellow Kenyans who cut his 2 stroke lead, and more excitingly for the home fans, two Ugandan pre-tournament favourites.  Joseph Cwinyaai moved up six places into the chasing pack, and was joined by defending champion Ronald Otile who stepped up 34 places into 8th position.

US-based Otile picked up seven birdies as he produced the tournament’s best score and new course record – a stunning four-under par 68 – to remind the field that he is still capable of making the kind of comeback that earned him his third title last year.

 “It is a game. I played +10 today, but I can still play -10 tomorrow,” he had warned before he started today’s 18 holes. From 13 behind, he is 6 strokes behind with 36 holes to go.

The four-day 72 hole Amateur Open is Ugandan golf’s most prestigious title and has attracted 101 golfers from Ethiopia, Sweden Uganda, Kenya, USA, South Africa, Pakistan and Tanzania. This year’s event at the par-72 picturesque Lake Victoria Serena course at Kigo, has come a few days after the Ladies Open that was won by Uganda’s Martha Babirye, and a week before the professional Open.

There will be a Pro Am tournament next Tuesday, before Dismas Indiza, from Mumias Club, takes to the course to defend his Professional Open title. He leads a Kenyan team of 24 professionals to the event.

Uganda Amateur Open 2019 Draw Day 3 by The Independent Magazine on Scribd

Golf Open Winners since 1932

1932 – H.Davidson (Uganda Golf Club)

1933 – H.Davidson (Uganda Golf Club)

1934 – R.W Hooker (Muthaiga Golf Club)

1935 – J.D Rankine (Uganda Golf Club)

1936 – J.D Rankine (Uganda Golf Clun)

1937 – H. Davidson (Uganda Golf Club)

1938 – R.W Bun (Mombasa Golf Club)

1939 – J.E Higginson

1940 – 1947 NOT HELD

1948 – D. F Stewart (Uganda Golf Club)

1949 – A.Q Roberts (Kitale Golf Club)

1950 – N.C Elwell (Uganda Golf Club)

1951 – N.C Elwell (Mwanza Golf Club)

1952 – J.R Cooke (Uganda Golf Club)

1953 – R.W Hooper (Nairobi Golf Club)

1954 – M.Johnson (Kabalae Golf Club)

1955 – J.R Oglive (Kitale Golf Club)

1956 – J.R Oglive (Kitale Golf Club)

1957 – Ian McAdam (Uganda Golf Club)

1958 – Brian Malone (Uganda Golf Club)

1959 – Ian McAdam (Uganda Golf Club)

1960 – Mike Johnson (Mbale Golf Club)

1961 – Mike Johnson (Mbale Golf Club)

1962 – Mike Johnson (Mbale Golf Club)

1963 – John Higginson (Uganda Golf Club)

1964 – John Higginson (Uganda Golf Club)

1965 – Muhammed Rajab (Nairobi Golf Club)

1966 – John Higginson (Uganda Golf Club)

1967 – I.Pattinson (Dar es Salaam Golf Club)

1968 – G.Burrows (Uganda Golf Club)

1969 – M.Rajab(Nairobi Golf Club)

1970 – M.Couma (Uganda Golf Club)

1971 – J. Kahugu (Sigona Golf Club)

1972 – Ben Okello (Masaka Golf Club)

1973 – Tom Taban (Uganda Golf Club)

1974 – Alex Okodan (Uganda Golf Club)

1975 – Ramathan Kayamba (Uganda Golf Club)

1976 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)

1977 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)

1978 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)

1979 – 1980 – Not held

1981 – Juma Jaffer (Uganda Golf Club)

1982 – Juma Jaffer (Uganda Golf Club)

1983 – Sadi Onito (Uganda Golf Club)

1984 – John Mucheru (Uganda Golf Club)

1985 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)

1986 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)

1987 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)

1988 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)

1989 – Allan Njoroge (Muthaiga Golf Club)

1990- Dedan Kagonyera (Kabale Golf Club)

1991 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)

1992 – Juma Jaffer (Uganda Golf Club)

1993 – John Gavin (Uganda Golf Club)

1994 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)

1995 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)

1996 – Sadi Onito (Jinja Golf Club)

1997 – Steven Birungi (Uganda Golf Club)

1998 – Steven Birungi (Uganda Golf Club)

1999 – Steven Birungi (Uganda Golf Club)

2000 – Deo Akope (Entebbe Golf Club)

2001 – Deo Akope (Entebbe Golf Club)

2002 – Deo Akope (Entebbe Golf Club)

2003 – Charles Yokwe (Jinja Golf Club)

2004 – David Odhiambo (Nyanza Golf Club)

2005 – Charles Yokwe (Jinja Golf Club)

2006 – Amos Kamya (Entebbe Golf Club)

2007 – Nicholas Rokoine (Muthaiga Golf Club)

2008 – George Olayo (Entebbe Golf Club)

2009 – Peter Ssendaula (Entebbe Golf Club)

2010 – Brian Mwesigwa (Kabale Golf Club)

2011 –Rogers Byaruhanga (Uganda Golf Club)

2012 – Phillip Kasozi (Uganda Golf Club)

2013 – Peter Ssendaula (Entebbe Golf Club)

2014 – Kitata (Entebbe Golf Club)

2015 – Ronald Otile (Tooro Golf Club)

2016 – Ronald Otile (Tooro Golf Club)

2017 – Ronald Rugumayo (Tooro Golf Club)

2018 – Ronald Otile (Tooro Golf Club)

 

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