Apr 30, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Cummings Wins Scotia Bank Charity Golf
Forty five golfers braved the inclement weather for a worthy cause as they battled in the Scotia Bank Annual Charity golf tournament Saturday at the Lusignan Golf Club.
Andre Cummings was declared champion in his second major tournament win having won the Players Championships two years ago.
Cummings clinched victory with net 69 from gross 86 playing off 17 handicap after the players braved heavy showers to complete the tournament.
The consistent Kishan Bacchus secured the second position with net 70 winning on a countback from Haresh Tewari who also shot net 70, but Bacchus was better on the back nine.
Manuff Arjune captured two prizes, the best gross of 77 and Nearest to the Pin.
Cummings for his effort was the Scotia Bank Trophy and $150,000 to be donated to the charity of his choice.
Bacchus clinched $100,000, while Tewari copped $75,000.
The charities that were earmarked for donations were St. Ann’s Orphanage, Joshua House, Step by Step Foundation, Red Cross, Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre and Cheshire home.
Yog Mahadeo, newly appointed Secretary of the LGC, lauded Scotia Bank for organizing the tournament annually giving golfers the opportunity to compete for attractive prizes and at the same time playing for a worthy cause.
He thanked the management of Scotia Bank for continuing to support the development of golf in Guyana.
Scotia was represented by Country Manager Amanda St. Aubyn and Marketing Manager Jennifer Cipriani who assisted in the presentation of prizes and pledge the Bank’s continued support in the future.
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