Patrick Mwendapole leads the local field after day one of the Zambia Sugar Open that began on Thursday at Lusaka Golf Club.

But Portugese golfer Stephen has taken the overnight lead heading into Friday’s second round when the cut will be made for the final two rounds.

Mwendapole fired a 1-Under for the day but is an emphatic ten shots behind Ferreira.

Two Zambian Golfers at even with Madalitso Muthiya and Abel Zulu at par.

Dayne Moore is a shot behind the pair at 1-over.

Kelly Tembo is the best performer of the Zambia amateurs at 2-over and hoping for a better showing on Friday to make the cut of 60 plus ties.

Meanwhile, Ferreira is three shots clear of the pack while South African Keenan Davidse is second and alone at 8-under.