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Mwehaire, Akot top Entebbe Club Mug Series

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 22nd December 2019 07:09 PM

Saturday’s action doubled as the Nkata Memorial which was won by Mark Rubatsimbira after he carded 64nett, also walking off with a trophy and absa goodies.

Mwehaire, Akot top Entebbe Club Mug Series

Entebbe Club Overall Mug Series winners Rita Akot Apell (left) and Robbins Mwehaire pose with their prizes after the Grand Mug of Mugs tournament at Entebbe Club, December 21 2019. They topped with 584 and 581nett respectively from the best of eight series competition. Photos by Michael Nsubuga

Saturday’s action doubled as the Nkata Memorial which was won by Mark Rubatsimbira after he carded 64nett, also walking off with a trophy and absa goodies.

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Robbins Mwehaire and Rita Akot Apell were crowned as the best golfers of 2019 as the Castle Lite Grand Mug of Mugs as action came to a close at Entebbe Club on Saturday.

Mwehaire sealed it in style with a podium finish in the men's Group A where he carded 72nett , only beaten on count-back by Andrew Baguma who won the group and Twinemanzi Tumubweinee who was runners up, albeit with the same score.

Playing off handicap 9, Mwehaire won by 581nett from the best of eight series, relegating Ali Juuko who was two strokes ahead, going into the last round competition by two strokes to second place.

Last year's winner John Muchiri settled for third on 591nett while Peter Apell (591) and Fred Kasumba (592) were fourth and fifth respectively.

In the ladies category, Rita Akot Apell bagged her second mug series in a row having carded 584nett in her best eight rounds, with her closest challenger Irene Nakalembe, 8 strokes away in second. Maxi Byenkya finished third with 600nett while Briget Basiima and Pamela Tumusiime were fourth and fifth respectively.

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Mwehaire and Akot's efforts were rewarded with an air ticket to Zanzibar courtesy of Uganda Airlines on top of other goodies from absa. Annette Kiconco, Head of Customer Networks & SME, absa and Uganda Airlines Sales and Marketing Manager Deo Nyanzi crowned the champions amid a fireworks display as per Entebbe Club custom around this time.

The top five ladies and the top ten men all walked away with Absa hampers and goodies

The medal format of play competition was the season-ender that was spiced up by a fireworks display, dances and musical performances at the ‘19th hole'.

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Saturday's action doubled as the Nkata Memorial which was won by Mark Rubatsimbira after he carded 64nett, also walking off with a trophy and absa goodies.

Andrew Baguma, Sam Kamugisha, and David Kateregga topped the men's Group A-C while Maxi Byenkya and Frista Birabwa scooped the Ladies Group A and B prizes.

Best of 8 series: Top ten

Men

Robbins Mwehaire 581nett

Ali Juuko 586

John Muchiri 591

Peter Apell 591

Fred Kasumba 592

Perry Musiime 601

David Kateregga 602

Andrew Atuhaire 603

Robert Sabiiti 604

Steven Ojambo 607

Ladies: Top five

Rita Akot Apell 584

Irene Nakalembe 592

Maxi Byenkya 600

Bridget Basiima 622

Pamela Tumusiime 377

Overall winner (Nkata Memorial)

Mark Rubatsimbira 64nett

Group A-Men

Andrew Baguma 72c/b

Twinemanzi Tumubweinee 72c/b

Robbins Mwehaire 72

Group B

Sam Kamugisha 67

Sakhorn Bongullaya 68

Fred Kasumba 72

Group C

David Kateregga 66

Joseph Adrapi 76c/b

Charles Kizito 76

Group A-Ladies

Maxi Byenkya  72

Irene Nakalembe 74

Group B

Frista Birabwa 68

Jovia Tugume 71

Longest drives

Sam Kacungira

Gloria Mbaguta

Nearest to the pin

Sam Kacungira

Maxi Byenkya

Guest Winners

Edgar Muzahura 67

Peace Kabasweka 76

Ladies Night winners

Men: Robert Sabiiti

Ladies: Resty Nalutaaya

 

 

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