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Mutahi Kibugu chuffed with fairy tale Magical Kenya Open experience

Mutahi lines up his putt. PHOTO CAPITAL FM CO KE

MAGICAL KENYA OPEN – Select final results

1⃣ J Campillo 🇪🇸 266 (-18)
2⃣ M Kawamura 🇯🇵268 (-16)
6⃣5⃣ M Kibugu 🇰🇪 283 (-1)
7⃣8⃣ W Besseling 🇳🇱 289 (+5)

✳ Ronald Rugumayo 🇺🇬 (hole-in-1 day 1)

Nairobi, Kenya | CAPITALFM.CO.KE |   “I just have one word to describe it: surreal”. Those were the words of 22-year-old Kenyan golfer Mutahi Kibugu who tied for 65 at the end of the four-day 72-hole stroke-play extravaganza.

Kibugu savored all the attention he got from the home fans in his very first Magical Kenya Open as a professional.

“All the support I got this week was just amazing. I can’t thank everyone enough for what they’ve done this week,” he quipped.

Kibugu closed round four on Sunday with a 73 for a gross total of 1 under par 283 with scores of 68, 71, 71 and 73.

Despite carding a 2 over par 73 on the last day, Mutahi was overly excited with his four day score.

“I’m pleased with how I played over the four days. I didn’t have my best stuff in the last three. Round two and three I managed to put together a score. Today (Sunday) I just let it go early on the back nine. But I finished strong, have my chin up and I’m pleased with my performance.”

Kibugu will return to South Africa where he will partake in a few events on the Sunshine Tour.

He concluded: “I’m going to take all the positives out of this week, head back down to SA, and try to pre-Q for some events. Definitely, try and play more and more, I’m getting the rhythm and I’m heading in the right direction. Just play more tournaments and keep going.”





Mutahi Kibugu carrying Uganda, Kenyan flag


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