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Rugumayo wins inaugural TML Golf Professionals' series

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 3rd March 2019 06:03 PM

Rugumayo, who had led the professionals’ competition since the Mbarara leg but without a top place finish in any of the previous five legs, saved the best for last.

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Rugumayo wrapped up the Tusker Series contest with an outsatnding display at Kitante. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

Rugumayo, who had led the professionals’ competition since the Mbarara leg but without a top place finish in any of the previous five legs, saved the best for last.

 
Ronald Rugumayo wrapped up the Tusker Malt Lager Professionals Golf Series victory in style with a five-under-par 67, in the final round of the series, to win by 95 points at Kitante on Friday.
 
Rugumayo, who had led the professionals’ competition since the Mbarara leg but without a top place finish in any of the previous five legs, saved the best for last, registering an eagle, six birdies and four bogies in the final round to claim the biggest share of the sh50m prize money.
 
“I badly needed to win at Kitante to bring back the memories of my amateur Uganda Open win. I really enjoyed myself on the course and when I started with an eagle on hole-No.1 I knew I was going to have a good day,” Rugumayo said.
 
Having relocated to Kampala since he turned pro, the 27-year-old was confident of wrapping up the series on home course having led the series over four of the six outings.
 
“The 67 is my average score on this course currently because I’m now based here and I knew I would wrap it up the moment I remained in the lead after the Serena leg,” he said.
 
Brian Toolit finished second overall on 89.6 points, 5.4 behind the winner while Herman Mutaawe was third on 86.5 points.
 
Other professionals who will partake on the cash include Martin Ochaya, Opio Onito, Dennis Anguyo, Abraham Ainamani and Fred Wanzala. The rest are Happy Robert, Ronnie Bukenya, Emma Ogwang, Deo Akope and Ian Odokonyero who all made the top twenty.
 
Participating professionals in the series earned and accumulated points in each round.
 
The format is similar to the ‘Race to Dubai’, spanning 47 tournaments in 30 countries across four continents, in a season-long competition to crown the European Tour's No 1 player.
 
Final standings-Top ten
 
Ronald Rugumayo 95pts
 
Brian Toolit 89.6
 
Herman Mutaawe 86.5
 
Silver Opio 75.5
 
Phillip Kasozi 71.5
 
David Kamulindwa 70.1
 
Joseph Mawejje 63.2
 
Vincent Byamukama 59
 
Adolf Muhumuza 56.45
 
 

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