Castle Lite Uganda Pro Open 2019

Day One Leader: Irvin Thato Mazibuko (South Africa) – 68

South African Irvin Thato Mazibuko struck 4-under par 68 on during the opening round of the Castle Lite Uganda Professional Golf Open championship at the prestigious Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa course on Wednesday.

Mazibuko, a member at Soweto Golf Club in Johannesburg, takes a two-stroke lead going into day two of the four-round championship whose winner will partake a lion’s share of the $50,000 total kitty.

During round one, he sunk home a total of six birdies on holes 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 during the front 9 as well as 17th at the back 9.

He registered bogies on holes 3 and 9, with the rest of the holes coming as pars.

“I will remain composed for the rest of the rounds. It is good to carry the day one leaders’ rights” the calm golfer noted.

Kenya’s Justus Madoya and Zimbabwean Charamba Tongoona share the second slot with 2- under 70.

Chinhoi Robson (Zimbabwe) is fourth with 1 – under 71 as Zimbabwe’s Muthiya Madalitso (Zambia) is level par 72.

Eye-catching hole in one

Kenyan Edwin Mudanyi played a hole in one shot on par 3 hole 15 using a Titleist iron.

This was Mudanyi’s fifth-ever hole in one feat in his promising golfing career.

“This has been my 5th hole in one shot since I started playing golf. It has been my first since turning professional. It is a big honour to play a hole in one. It takes skill and courage,” Mudanyi noted.

Uganda’s best golfer on the day was Gaita Rodell (Amateur), scoring 73, the same score as 10 other golfers, tying for 6th place.

David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Long hitting Dismas Ndiza

Defending champion, Dismas Ndiza played 1 – over par 73.

Thursday will be a decisive day where golfers will await to know who makes the cut or not for the two final rounds on Friday and Saturday.

The final day of action will be on Saturday and later the prize giving ceremony.

David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Teenager David Kamulindwa Amooti 7 – over 79 during round one of the professionals at Lake Victoria Serena Course

Castel Lite Uganda Pro Open Day One Leaderboard:

1 – Irvin Thato Mazibuko (South Africa) – 68

T2 – Justus Madoya (Kenya) – 70

T2 – Charamba Tongoona (Zimbabwe) – 70

4 – Chinhoi Robson (Zimbabwe) – 71

5 – Muthiya Madalitso (Zambia) – 72

T6 – Visitor Mapwanya (Zimbabwe) – 73

T6 – John Dayne Moore (Zambia) – 73

T6 – Shah Vimal Sujan (Kenya) – 73

T6 – Gaita Rodell (Uganda) – Amateur – 73

T6 – Niang Samba (Senegal) – 73

T6 – Indiza Dismas Anyonyi (Kenya) – 73

T6 – Ngugi Njuguna (Kenya) – 73

T6 – David Mose Odhiambo (Kenya) – 73

T6 – Abraham Ainamani (Uganda) – 73

T6 – Andrew Odoh Oche (Nigeria) – 73

T6 – Vincent Byamukama (Uganda) – 73

T17 – Dennis Saikwa (Kenya) – 74

T17 – Simon Ngige Mburu (Kenya) – 74

T17 – Denis Asaba (Uganda) – Amateur – 74

T17 – Jacob Shikuku Okello (Uganda) – 74

T17 – Brian Toolit (Uganda) – 74

T17 – Edwin Mudanyi (Kenya) – 74

T23 – Rizwan Charania (Kenya) – 75

T23 – Ronald Rugumayo (Uganda) – 75

T23 – Erick Ooko Obura (Kenya) – 75

T23 – Silver Opio (Uganda) – 75

T23 – Breyten Meyer (South Africa) – 75

T23 – Florent Ales (France) – 75

T23 – Phillip Kasozi (Uganda) – 75

T23 – Kopan Timbe (Kenya) – 75

T23 – Onito Junior Opio (Uganda) – 75

T23 – Sullivan Muthugia Wangai (Kenya) – 75

T23 – Matthew Wahome (Kenya) – 75

T34 – Andre Nel (South Africa) – 76

T34 – Nyasha Muyambo (Zimbabwe) – 76

T34 – Stephen Ferreira (Zimbabwe) – 76

T34 – Mohit Mediratta (Kenya) – 76

T34 – Greg Snow (Kenya) – 76

T39 – Mathew Omondi (Kenya) – 77

T39 – Emmanuel Jakisa (Uganda) – Amateur – 77

T39 – Mpofu Tafara (Zimbabwe) – 77

T42 – Herman Mutaawe (Uganda) – 78

T42 – Alfred Nandwa (Kenya) – 78

T42 – Nelson Mudanyi (Kenya) – 78

T42 – Julius Judas Kamalizeni (Zimbabwe) – 78

T42 – Saidi Mawa (Uganda) – 78

T47 – Tatenda Makunde (Zimbabwe) – 79

T47 – Kenneth Bollo (Kenya) – 79

T47 – Becca Mwanja (Uganda) – 79

T47 – David Kamulindwa (Uganda) – 79

T47 – CJ Wangai (Kenya) – 79

T47 – Joshua Seale (South Africa) – 79

T47 – Michel Bula Bula (Cameroon) – 79

T47 – Willy Gift (Nigeria) – 79

T47 – Andrew Chelogoi (Kenya) – 79

T47 – Fred Wanzala (Uganda) – 79

T47 – David Wakhu (Kenya) – 79

T58 – Nelson Simwa (Kenya) – 80

T58 – Grace Ocici (Uganda) – 80

T58 – Hesbon Kutwa Owiti (Kenya) – 80

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