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Nuwagira wins Entebbe Mug of Mugs crown

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 24th September 2017 09:14 PM

It was a first for him and several others in the quarterly competition

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Castle Lite brand manager Juliana Ssentamu (L) hands over the overall prizes to Collins Nuwagira at Entebbe Club. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

Collins Nuwagira playing off handicap 17 returned 67nett to win the Entebbe Club Castle Lite September Mug of Mugs tournament played on Saturday.

It was a first for him and several others in the quarterly competition that attracted 103 players.

“My opponents did not contest my leadership and made it easy for me and I played with good company who gave me good company,” Nuwagira said.

ganda pen champion onald ugumayo  hands over the runners up prize to ancy uraya hoto by ichael subugaUganda Open champion Ronald Rugumayo (L) hands over the runners up prize to Nancy Muraya. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

Tony Kisadha, Peter Apell and Tony Katamba also bagged their first mugs in the men’s Groups A-C where Denis Onyango, Bernard Bakamuntumaho and Kenneth Kiddu were runners up.

Michael Tumusiime, Jude Ochieng and Robert Ssempebwa finished third in the three groups respectively while Maureen Okura and Rita Akoll were the top lady performers on the day.

The six Entebbe Club professional golfers also used the event as a warm up for the Uganda Open due on Wednesday. Robert Oluba and Henry Lujja tied on 75 gross each ahead of the open that starts on Wednesday at Kitante.

shavin ananathan topped the ganda olf lub onthly ug contest with 69nett hoto by ichael subugaAshavin Kananathan topped the Uganda Golf Club Monthly Mug contest with 69nett. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

Uganda Open amateur champion Ronald Rugumayo was part of the action and returned a two-over-par-73 and had some wise counsel to the rest of the golfers at the 19th hole, urging them to train hard for better results.

“In every sport I know one thing; the harder you train the easier it gets to surrender,” Rugumayo stated before revellers were entertained to live performances by Cindy Sanyu and the Talented Uganda Krew band.

In Kampala Ashavin Kananathan’s 69nett propelled him to the top the September Mug beating Na Miae on count-back. 

Entebbe September Mug results

Overall winner: Collins Nuwagira 67nett

Group A

Tonny Kisadha 77nett

Denis Onyango 79cb

Michael Tumusiime 79

Group B

Peter Apell 67

Bernard Bakamutumaho 72

Jude Ochieng 73

Group C

Tony Katamba 72cb

Kenneth Kiddu 72

Robert Ssempebwa 70

Ladies

Maureen Okura 71

Rita Akoll Apell 74

Winner seniors

Charles Kabunga 85

Guest Winner: Alex Muto 72

Professionals

Robert Oluba 75 gross

Henry Lujja 75

UGC September Mug results

Overall winner: Ashavin Kananathan 69cb-nett

Runner up: Na Miae 69

Group A

Joseph Mawejje 74

Hassan Kiyemba 75

Group B

David Nambale 70

Desmond Kareeba 73cb

Group C

Ahmed Wasome 70

Tom Alwala 74cb

Group D

Bernard Katehangwa 76cb

Peter Mungoma 76

Ladies

Group A

Monica Ntege 79

Harriet Kitaka 80

Group B

Soon Yong Hong 77cb

Candy Mpanga 77

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