Teenager Alunga, Komugisha win Stanbic Mug of Mugs

Monday December 16 2019

Stanbic Head of Business Banking Grace Muliisa

Stanbic Head of Business Banking Grace Muliisa (in blue and white C) and Lato Milk Director Dr Chirag Kotecha(8th fromR) pose with the winners after handing them trophies during the prize giving ceremony of the Stanbic Mug of Mugs at Uganda Golf Club (UGC) clubhouse in Kitante on Saturday. PHOTOs BY eddie chicco. 


Teenager Michael Alunga and Judith Komugisha were in a class of their own and were deservedly crowned as the respective overall male and female winners during the Stanbic Mug of Mugs held at Kitante on Saturday.
Playing off handicap 1, the 19-year-old Alunga garnered 38 stableford points to floor all male counterparts on the par-72 course at Uganda Golf Club.
“It went well though I suffered on the back nine,” said Alunga. “I had a bad drive on No.12,” he reminisces.
On the par-4 No.12, Alunga carded a triple-bogey and another bogey on par-4 Hole No.16 could have had him worried.
The building and construction student at Nakawa Vocational Training Institute was however safe thanks to five birdies on Holes No.1, No.4, No.5, No.8 and No.14.
This was his second overall win of the year, adding to the Forsabu Championship triumph at UGC months prior.
Meanwhile, Komugisha defeated the ladies with 34 points at the event sponsored by Stanbic Bank, Nation Media Group under their brand Daily Monitor, Lato Milk and Qatar Airways
“I send appreciation to the UGC Management Committee and the entire club membership for the usual cooperation with Uganda Golf Union (UGU) and for the invitation to the Mug of Mugs,” UGU’s representative Moses Matsiko said, later awarding guest winners Joseph Kasozi (37 points) and Josephine Babirye (23 points) on the night.
“Further profound appreciation to the sponsors for the critical role played in the support and development of golf from junior, amateur and professional level in Uganda,” he added.
A field of about 120 players took part.