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Thrilling shots as golfers tee off at the Tusker Malt Uganda Open

Kitante Golf Course was the set for an allure of class, excitement and great shots as over 100 amateur golfers teed off for this year’s Tusker Malt Uganda Open.

Opening the tee off was the Uganda Breweries Marketing Director, Juliana Kaggwa who opened the session with a swing that could only be rivaled by the seasoned Uganda Golf Union team.

UBL Marketing Director, Ms. Juliana Kaggwa tees off during the opening of the Tusker Malt Uganda Open
UBL Marketing Director, Ms. Juliana Kaggwa tees off during the opening of the Tusker Malt Uganda Open

Starting off the tournament were defending champion Ronald Otile, Adolf Muhumuza, Zambia’s number one star golfer Aaron Simfukwe and Kenya’s Mudanyi Edwin. The four teed off at Hole One and moved to set the pace for the rest of the pack.

Adolf Muhumuza drives at the Tusker Malt Uganda open day one
Adolf Muhumuza drives at the Tusker Malt Uganda open day one

Speaking before the tee off, an enthusiastic Juliana Kaggwa said; “We have been here before. This time it will even be more challenging for the players because of the vast amount of talent that is taking part in this Open. To the Ugandan golf professionals and amateurs, who will participate this year, we wish them the best of luck and we hope to have yet another local champion.”

The amateurs’ tournament for the Tusker Malt Uganda Open is set to take place for the next three days as the players tussle it out for the ultimate bragging rights.

Kenya's Mundayi Edwin makes a drive during day one of the Tusker Malt Uganda Open
Kenya’s Mundayi Edwin makes a drive during day one of the Tusker Malt Uganda Open

Although faced with some of the best players in the region right now, Adolf Muhumuza held off the rest of the group as he shot 71, 1 under par to finish off day one in the lead. He was followed by Kato Samuel on 73 and Kenya’s Nadwa Alfred tired with Ronald Otile on 74.

Zambia's Aaron Simfukwe takes a shot at hole 9 during the Tusker Malt Uganda Open
Zambia’s Aaron Simfukwe takes a shot at hole 9 during the Tusker Malt Uganda Open

Uganda Breweries Limited, through its flagship premium beer Tusker Malt Lager, for the 6th year in a row, are the title sponsors of the Uganda Golf Open. Tusker Malt Lager moved to augment its commitment to the game of Golf by further increasing its cash sponsorship from UGX 200 million shillings to UGX 230 million shillings. An additional UGX 270 million shillings as non cash sponsorship has also been injected into the tournament, taking the total sponsorship kit up to UGX 500 million shillings.

Ronald Otile takes a swing during the first round of the Tusker Malt Uganda Open.
Ronald Otile takes a swing during the first round of the Tusker Malt Uganda Open

Tusker Malt Lager embodies the spirit of the game of golf. Tusker Malt lager is slow brewed with an ingredient base of 100% malt giving it that unmistakably rich, smooth premium taste that is widely recognized and that consumers have grown to love.

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