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Rugumayo becomes first Ugandan to make the Cut in the DP World Tour

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David GOMBE

Ronald Rugumayo made history yesterday (Friday 23rd) as the first Ugandan to make the cut in the DP World Tour.

The 31-year-old from Kabarole, Western Uganda holed a birdie put on the final hole during the second round of the Magical Kenya Open at the Muthaiga Golf Club in Nairobi and becomes the first Ugandan to nail a hole-in-one in the DP World Tour.

While speaking to the milestone, Rugumayo said,

“Each and everything I’m doing right now, I’m doing for my country. My dream has always been to inspire upcoming golfers. I’d feel really great if in the next few years, I see more Ugandans and East Africans playing in big tours and doing even better than I’m doing.”

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Rugumayo is ranked 2,901st in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) and has previously participated in South Africa’s premiere Sunshine Tour.

This is his third go at the Magical Kenya Open as a professional, but he participated in the 2017 edition of the tournament as an amateur.

Rugumayo is in Kenya as part of a team of 10 golfers being sponsored to participate in the tournament by Absa Bank Uganda alongside 9 amateurs who were the best performers during the Absa-sponsored Pro-Am tournament of the 2023 Uganda Golf Open.

While speaking to the development, Mumba Kalifungwa, Absa Bank Uganda’s Managing Director –who accompanied the team to Nairobi said,

“This is a significant milestone and a huge leap forward for Ugandan golf. As Absa Bank Uganda, we are honoured to have played a role in helping to turn this dream into reality because we believe that every story matters as part of our commitment to empowering Africa’s tomorrow together one story at a time.”

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