AFTER missing cut in the Ras Al Khaimah Classic tour, Rwanda’s professional golfer Jean Baptiste Hakizimana has shifted focus to Abu Dhabi Golf Citizen Open set for October 20-23 at Saadiyat Golf Club.
Speaking to Times Sport yesterday from Dubai, Hakizimana said, “It is been hard for me but it’s been a learning course on the other hand,”
“The greens are unfriendly. It is just very hard for me but I am also happy because this has helped me in terms of experience. I am looking forward to Abu Dhabi golf classic tour and I will try to do my best to make the final round,” added Hakizimana.
Hakizimana shot a total of ten over par 154 in the first two rounds of the Ras Al Khaimah Classic, the third round on the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) Golf Tour taking place in the United Arab Emirates.
He shot three over par 75 during Monday’s opening round and seven over par 79 on Tuesday and is in 99th place.
This is the second successive tournament on the tour that Hakizimana misses the cut following last week’s poor performance in the Shaikh Maktoum Dubai Open at the Al Badia Golf Club in Dubai.
Uganda’s Deogratious Akope is in 85th position after he shot six over par 150 in the first two rounds while Dennis Anguyo is in 113th position after he shot 16 over par 160 respectively.
Meanwhile, David Law signed off with a solid 68 to seize control in Tuesday’s second round at Tower Links Golf Club. Two off the pace overnight, the 22-year-old Scot ran off six birdies before dropping a couple of shots on the final five holes to reach nine-under 135, a good two shots ahead of South Africa’s Tyler Hogarty and Sweden’s Andreas Finn.
In Abu Dhabi Golf Citizen Open, Hakizimana is in category six of 2013 professional golfers alongside Hardeep Thethy and Greg Snow from Kenya, Deo Akope from Uganda, Samba Niang from Senegal, Tyler Hogarty from South Africa, Nabeel Umerji and Grant Hudson from Zimbabwe.