UGANDA golfer Stephen Kasaija maintained his composure in the final round to win the Rwanda Open yesterday.
Kasaija carded two-under-par 70 to take over from his countryman Vincent Byamukama as the new champion.
The win was also Kasaijaâ€™s first since he returned to the amateur ranks three months ago.
The Fort-Portal based player quit the professional category because of a demanding work schedule.
Kasaija won by seven strokes after sinking birdies on number 14 and 18 in the annual competition sponsored by RwandAir.
â€œIt was a fine day on the course, my target was to at least play level,â€ Kasaija remarked after the final round.
â€œByamukama, really pushed me hard and was very determined to overturn things but he was just unfortunate.â€
Byamukama, who was seeking back to back titles, fell short hitting a bogey on hole 16 and 18 after birdies on hole five and six.
Byamukama, also Ugandaâ€™s champion, led proceedings after the first two rounds before Kasaija took charge of the event after the third round on Saturday.
Kasaija cruises to Rwanda golf crown