Werner Deyzel carded an impressive eight-under-par to claim a three-shot victory over Uganda’s Ronal Rugumayo in the Blue Label Development Tour’s one-day event at Services Golf Club on Thursday.
The Woodhill Country Club player, Deyzel, had come close to winning a Sunshine Tour event twice this season, with third-place finishes at Reading Country Club two days ago and in the Altron Bigg Easy Tour at Huddle Park Golf Club last month. On Thursday in the country’s capital city, Werner looked sharp and assured in his play and was not to be denied.
Birdies on the first hole, the second and another on the fourth characterised a bogey-free front nine of 33 for Werner, giving him some freedom to express himself coming home. A par after the turn preceded a run of five birdies on the spin before a bogey on his halted Werner’s progress. He steadied himself on the 17th and made par there before sealing his round with a birdie.
“I struggled a lot on Tuesday at Reading and I wasn’t playing well,” said Werner, detailing the differences to his performance this week, “but today, I was hitting the ball really well and I was putting really well.
“In the all years we have played here, Services has always been a good scoring course. But you have to hit it well off the tee and putt just as well and I think I managed to do that today. I am very happy with myself and I am happy with the way I played today.”
A first-time winner on this development circuit, Werner will feel, more than ever before, that he has what it takes to compete and win against the elite of the sport. After all, the competition in this series is as fierce as they come and winning here is ever so tough.
“This win means a lot to me because I have been playing good golf over the last couple of months and I am very happy to pull this off,” he said.
Second-placed Rugumayo will be just as happy with his results on Thursday. The Ugandan sensation seems to have settled and is beginning to build momentum. His round of seven-under-par 65 at Services will give him some confidence as the season progresses.