Coming back into the fore after a good win in her category in the Ladies section of
the Suriname Open competition a few weekends ago, Christine Sukhram took the top spot among the ladies last Saturday at the Massy United Insurance Golf tournament.
Her brother Rishi Sukhram, who performed creditably a month ago at the Barbados Open competition, continued his winning streak in Guyana, by winning in his 0-9 handicap category for the fourth consecutive competition at the Lusignan Course.
Rishi, who had been off of Golf play for a few years due to work and other commitments, said, “I find the win easy. I expect to play regularly now, and would like to even improve my play.”
Ms. Gail Robinson, Administrative Manager of John Fernandes Insurance Services Ltd (JFISL) the local agents for Massy United Insurance, a Barbados based Insurance Company, was on hand at the prize giving ceremony and expressed her pleasure at the day’s activity.
She smilingly reported, “As the representative of Massy United Insurance, formerly United Insurance, of Barbados, I am very happy at the publicity that today’s activity and Massy United Insurance received. It has always been a pleasure for us to support golf in Guyana, and we shall continue to do so.”
Present with Ms. Robinson was Claims Officer, Mr. Vibert Austin, and Officer in the Clerical Department, Mr. Sarfraz Sahid. The tournament was played on the medal-play flights system. In this format, unless a special prize is awarded for the Best Net, then a single winner for the tournament is not declared; instead, winners are declared for the Flights.
For the day’s play the winning lineup was as follows: Ladies category – Christine Sukhram 9/72; A-Flight (0-9 h/cap) – 1st, Rishi Sukhram 8/71, 2nd, Sunil Loutan 8/72; B-Flight (10-18 h/cap) – 1st, Club Captain, Chatterpaul ‘Chen’ Deo 15/70, 2nd, Roy Cummings 10/71; C-Flight (19-28 h/cap) – 1st, Club President, David Mohamad 20/66, 2nd, Balgobin Ragnauth 26/67. Nearest to The Pin was also won by Roy Cummings.
Club Captain Deo congratulated golfers for their keen and competitive performances. He also added, “I would like to give special thanks to our Club President for his initiative with regards to getting the Government to improve the access road. The road has so far been scraped and leveled. Though it is now nearly 3 years after the Government’s initial promise to improve the road, we are all happy that positive attention has now been given to it, due to the direct involvement of Club President.”
The Club President made presentations to Ms. Robinson of a special golf ball. “I would like to present this memento brought back from Barbados by golfer Rishi Sukhram with the brand ‘United Insurance’ on it, to Ms. Robinson for her and United Insurance’s great support of golf in Guyana and the Lusignan Golf Club. It is the ball I played the entire game with today, and it won me 1st place in my category!”
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