KAMPALA. Ashvin Kananathan never has a dull moment. He is often smiling, typing something on his phone or cracking a joke or two around the Uganda Golf Club (UGC) clubhouse.
On Saturday, he needed to work hard for his smile though. Kananathan pulled off a late show to deny the chasing pack and win the prize for the overall male series winner of the Stanbic Mug of Mugs at Kitante.
The handicap four player Kananathan emerged best from the field of 190 players at the final Mug of the year with a score of 66 nett at the par-72 course.
“It was great!” Kananathan told Daily Monitor. He emerged top with 44 points from six Mugs and knows the magic on Saturday landed him his best smile. “It was not too bad. I got lucky when I played the final one well,” he said. “Everything went well generally. Every stroke I made was good on the day (Saturday),” added Kananathan.
Meanwhile, Katy Kabenge took the Stanbic Mug series’ best female player with a total of 98 points from 11 Mugs after carding 75 nett off handicap 10 to finish second in ladies’ Group A. “I won about five Mugs and had dedicated rounds of golf,” Kabenge said of her consistency.
“I frequently played but God gave me the overall win. There are several good players so it could have been anyone’s day,” added UGC’s Honorary Secretary. She had beaten Harriet Kitaka, who came third in Group A with 77 nett, by 13 points overall. But for the December Mug, it is Hon. Capt. Evelyne Asiimwe who emerged as the best lady with 72 nett.