Hakizimana leads Rwanda Open by two strokes

Defending champion Jean Baptiste Hakizimana scored 77 gross to take a two-shot lead in the opening round of the Rwanda Open on Wednesday at the Par-72 Kigali Golf Course, Nyarutarama.

First round leaderboard:

Pros: (Gross)

JB Hakizimana 72
E. Ruterana 74
D. Ndiza 74
D. Anguyo 76
E. Ndayisaba 77
Amateurs
R. Rugumayo 74
C. Nsanzuwera 76
E. Rutayisire 77
H. Robert 77
A. Muhumuza 78

Defending champion Jean Baptiste Hakizimana scored 77 gross to take a two-shot lead in the opening round of the Rwanda Open on Wednesday at the Par-72 Kigali Golf Course, Nyarutarama.

The two-time champion and Rwanda’s number one leads a strong field that includes, among others, his local rivals Emmanuel Ruterana (74) and Ernest Ndayisaba (77) as well as Kenya’s Dimas Ndiza (74) and Ugandans Denis Anguyo (76) and Amos Kamya (78).

In the Amateurs’ category, Ronald Rugumayo finished first with 74 gross, two shots better than debutant Celestin Nsanzuwere (76), a senior two student while defending champion, Emmanuel Rutayisire is three shots off the lead.

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