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Tooro Golf Club’s Ronald Rugumayo won first title after defeating Ronald Otile in a three-hole playoff

A birdie, birdie and birdie finish, yes three in a row, for new champion Ronald Rugumayo in a three-hole playoff on No.12, 17 and 18 was all he needed to dethrone holder and two-time winner Ronald Otile by three strokes. It was that nice. Simply sweet!

The gallery duly responded by roaring in unison after Rugumayo’s final three-metre putt - which had been a hallmark of his game on the final day.

“I have won many things in golf over the years,” said the Tooro-based golfer, who made a Uganda Open debut in 2010, soon after receiving his trophy from Uganda Golf Union (UGU) President Johnson Omolo. “But this victory is not just a win, it is a ‘Major’ triumph. It is what makes you a legend.”