MKO: Ugandan Ronald Rugumayo names two Kenyan golfers who inspire him

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GOLF MKO: Ugandan Ronald Rugumayo names two Kenyan golfers who inspire him

Abigael Wafula 05:30 - 26.02.2024

History maker Ronald Rugumayo remains in awe of Kenyan golfers despite all of them being knocked out of the Magical Kenya Open tournament on Day Two.

Ugandan golfer Ronald Rugumayo, the only East African to make the cut at the 2024 Magical Kenya Open presented by the Absa Bank Kenya has namechecked two Kenyan golfers who inspire him.

Despite Kenyans being knocked out on Day Two of the tournament, Rugumayo insisted that Kenya is the home of golf and he draws inspiration from the golfers. Kenya fielded 13 golfers who unfortunately had to bid the course goodbye before time.

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He singled out the likes of Dismus Indiza and David Odhiambo among the Kenyan golfers who inspire him to go beyond his limits.

“When it comes to East Africa in terms of playing golf, Kenya is known to be the home of golf. I have many Kenyans that I look up to.

“The likes of Indiza, and David Odhiambo and so, it’s a good feeling for me, and I really look forward to making East Africa proud,” he said.

The Ugandan also admitted that there was a lot of pressure to deliver, however, he insisted that they also motivate him to do better.

“Honestly, pressure is normal but I don’t get it from my fans. Whether there are a million people, the shot does not change and that does not affect me.

“On the other hand, whenever I feel the pressure I just embrace it, and like I said, you can’t feel pressure when you are playing for nothing.

“Every time I feel the pressure, it is a reminder to me that there is something worth fighting for and I just embrace that,” he added.

Meanwhile, Rugumayo started off on Day One with a score of one-over-par 72 and then Day Two saw him score one-under-par 70. Day Three saw him score a level-par before he concluded the tournament with a two-over-par 73.