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