FORMER Club Captain, the veteran Patrick Prashad, pulled out all the stops to edge out Lusignan Golf Club president, Aleem Hussain, in their ‘Championship (0-9) Flight’ finishing tie in an exciting day of golf under fine weather, at the Global Spare Parts and Auto Sales tournament, on Saturday.
Of the other two Flights, the experienced Maxim Mangra easily took the lead in the ‘C’ (19-28) Flight, while Ayube Subhan produced a superb performance to lead the extremely keen competition in the ‘B’ (10-18) Flight.
CEO of Global Spare Parts– Hardeo ‘Curry’ Ganpat – himself now an enthusiastic golfer, was on hand to congratulate the winners and express his pleasure for being involved with the LGC and the vision of LGC president, Aleem Hussain.
In the ‘A’ Flight, Patrick Prashad (72/8) was first, with Hussain (72/9) placing second. Former Guyana Open Champion, Mike Mangal, was third on their heels with a fine 74/8. Maxim Mangra’s 68/20 was without contention as he led 2nd placed Gavin Todd (77/19) by some nine strokes.
Rookie Ganpat (the sponsor), who has been having great improvement in his play, produced a commendable 82/28. Best Gross for the day (77) was produced by veteran golfer Ramesh Amrud.
The day’s tournament was graced with the lovely presence and participation of Ms. Doreen De Caires, who has been a member of the club for some 50 years and was the Women’s Captain for many years.
De Caires delivered a great net 100 off of her play. Reigning Guyana Open Ladies Champion, Christine Sukhram, also added her charm and participation to the occasion.
The competition in the ‘B’ Flight was a taste of how stiff the COPA Airlines competition is likely to get come Saturday, January 25, 2020. The keen jostling obvious by a spread of only four strokes between the top seven scores in the Flight, indicates that golfers will be going all out to emerge as champions in their Flights.
Subhan’s 68/14, followed by Shanella London’s 69/15 was the tip of the iceberg. Patanjalee ‘Pur’ Persaud (70/14); Lekhnarine Shivraj (70/16); Sukhram (71/12); Mike Gayadin (72/12) and Mahindranauth Tewari (72/12) sent clear signals that no one will win without a good fight.
President Hussain expressed gratitude to the Ganpat family for their willing support of the Lusignan Golf Club and the ongoing vision. He thanked the golfers for their participation, and the ground staff for their commendable work.