Byamukama flew out Monday for the three-day championship
Vincent Byamukama has vowed to become the first Ugandan to make the cut at the Barclays Kenya Open that tees off on March 17-20 at the Karen Golf Club in Nairobi.
Byamukama flew out Monday for the three-day championship courtesy of Britam Insurance who paid for his travel, upkeep and other contingence fees for about six days he will be in Nairobi.
As Byamukama vies to partake on the 400,000 euros (sh1.5bn) prize money, Uganda Open amateur champion who has been invited to play alongside the professionals will also be in action with Daniel Baguma as his caddie.
"Since 2006 no Ugandan has made the cut at the Kenya Open and I want to change that by becoming the first Ugandan to do it, but my aim is to win it straight. My target is to play to two to three under every round," Byamukama said.
"The good thing I'm travelling early and will play two rounds first in the Pro-Am and the official practice round on Wednesday so it will give me a chance to acquaint myself with the course before the main event,"
Byamukama will be the fifth Ugandan professional golfer to try it out in the Kenya Open following earlier attempts by Deo Akope, DenisAnguyo, Herman Mutaawe and Phillip Kasozi who all have failed to make the cut before.
"I have never played in Karen but I have worked hard for the past three months to ensure I perform well in this particular event," Byamukama stated.