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Magical Kenya Open: Jorge Campillo wins, Mutahi Kibugu leaves mark

Magical Kenya Open action on Sunday at the Muthaiga Golf Club saw Jorge Campillo win the tournament as Mutahi Kibugu the only Kenyan in the tournament to make the cut.


Campillo impressed with a two-shot victory, ending a three-year winless run on the DP World Tour.

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The Spaniard sank six birdies with a lone bogey on his way to a five-under 66 making it a third Tour victory.

On Saturday it was a four straight birdies finish for him with a four in five – on Sunday’s front nine.

“It’s always nice to win and be able to believe it all the round and close it off. It’s always a nice feeling. It’s an even nicer feeling to win a golf tournament.

“Not much, you can still always have a big number on a hole and lose a golf tournament. I was trying to be focused all the way. Thank god it was a five iron off the tee, it was such an easy tee shot,” Campillo said after the win.

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The 22-year-old Mutahi Kibugu first DP World Tour

 It was the first DP World Tour event as a professional for Mutahi Kibugu, the only Kenyan to make the cut, closed on 73 to leave him one under par for the tournament.

Mutahi Kibugu made the headlines of day two with a long birdie putt at the 18th hole to make the cut.

First DP World Tour event as a professional for Mutahi Kibugu

“I just have one word to describe it: surreal. All the attention I got, all the support I got was just amazing. I can’t thank everyone enough for what they’ve done this week.

“I’m pretty pleased with how I played over the four days. I didn’t have my best stuff the last three, round two and three I managed to put together a score.

“Today 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 said post-play.

Mutahi Kibugu

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The next DP World Tour tournament heads to South Africa with back-to-back events.


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