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Kenya’s Karichu takes 2 stroke lead at Uganda Open DAY 2

Kenya’s veteran golfer John Karichu, claimed a 2 stroke going into round 3 at the 76th Castle Lite Uganda Amateur Open Golf Championship with a score of 3 under par 68 on Day 2 at the par 71 Entebbe Club golf course.

The Limuru Golf club player had 5 birdies on hole 1, 7, 10, 14 and 15 with bogeys on holes 11 and 12 to close his round with 138.

“Today my putting and the greens where great for me on majority of the holes on the course,” Karichu stated. “I want to play level or even better in tomorrow’s round.”

Two-time winner Ronald Otile remained on Karichu’s heels after returning 2 over par 73 with a total of 140 going into tomorrow’s action.

“Today was not really good for me on the course failing to putt on the par 3’s on the course,” a disappointed Otile said after his round today. “I was not playing regulation on the course even when my caddy told me to do that however I want to improve that especially on the par 3’s tomorrow.”

Otile registered 5 Birdies on holes 7,11, 13, 14, 15 and bogeys on holes 6, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 18.

Day 1 leader Edwin Mudanyi, dropped to third on the leader board with a 5 over par 76 with a total of 142.

The 4 day tournament concludes on Saturday. Castle Lite, a flagship sponsors with other co-sponsors Barclays Bank, Britam Insurance, CBA Uganda, AAR, Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa, Kwese Sports, Nation Media Group, Time Cop, Gems Cambridge International School.


  Castle Lite Uganda Amateur Open DAY 2


Leader board                             Rd 1                          Rd 2                        TOTAL
John Karichu                                70                                  68                               138
Ronald Otile                                  67                                  73                               140
T3 Edwin Mudany                       66                                  76                               142
Herman Mutebi                            71                                  71                                142
Samuel Njoroge                            71                                  73                                144
Mutahi Kibugu                             70                                  75                                145
T5 Joseph Cwinyaai                    71                                   77                                148
Dennis Asaba                               71                                   77                                 148

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