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Ferreira six strokes clear as Pros Open enters last bend

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 29th September 2017 08:15 PM

He is now six strokes ahead of Uganda’s Brian Mwesigwa

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He is now six strokes ahead of Uganda’s Brian Mwesigwa

Stephen Ferreira chips from a bunker enroute to taking the lead on day 3. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

Zimbabwe based Portuguese golfer Stephen Ferreira shot a third round six-under-par 66 to take the lead in the in the Tusker Malt Lager Uganda Professionals Open at Kitante on Friday.

Ferreira shot 10 birdies on the rain soaked course on the day to come a stroke close to matching the course record of 65.

He is now six strokes ahead of Uganda’s Brian Mwesigwa, whose one-over-par 73 propelled him to second place as Kenya’s Dismas Indiza who was on top after the first two rounds slipped to third.

“The game is going pretty solid, I’ve been playing nicely the last couple of days;  just playing putt and drop, but today I dropped very well and it was the main difference than the previous two days ,” Ferreira said.

rian wesigwa  strategises with his caddie during the third round hoto by ichael subugaBrian Mwesigwa (R) strategises with his caddie during the third round. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

 red anzala tees off from the 15th tee during the third round hoto by ichael subugaFred Wanzala tees off from the 15th tee during the third round. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

“I hit the ball a little bit better than the previous two days. I’m feeling happy with my game and looking forward to tomorrow. I love the golf course, it is very beautiful, I wasn’t expecting it when I first arrived but I now love it,”

Defending champion South Africa’s Joshua Seale who was targeting a six-under-par 67 in the third round with the hope that the leaders would slip, came short by two strokes, with a 69, and is still nine strokes off the pace.

enyas ismas ndiza tees off from the 15th tee hoto by ichael subugaKenya's Dismas Indiza tees off from the 15th tee. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

He is tied in fourth place with Uganda’s Fred Wanzala, Zimbabwe’s Charamba Tongoona and Kenya’s Anil Shah. 

Top ten

Stephen Ferreira (POR) 209

Brian Mwesigwa (UG) 215

Dismas Indiza (KE) 217

Joshua Seale (SA) 218

Fred Wanzala (UG) 218

Charamba Tongoona (ZIM) 218

Anil Shah (KE) 218

Deo Akope (UG) 219

Brian Njoroge (KE) 219

Rizwan Charania (KE) 220

Herman Mutaawe (UG) 220

David Wakhu (UG) 220

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