Patanjalee “Pur” Persaud continued his impressive form this season when won the
fifth Citizens Bank Players Championship, while Pacifiers carted off the GT Beer team title at Sunday’s GT Beer/Citizens Bank sponsored Golf Classic at the Lusignan Golf Course, East Coast Demerara.
With over 48 golfers in attendance, the day’s play provided an exciting battle for supremacy as 12 teams competed in the foursome tournament and individual prizes at stake including the prestigious Players Championship.
After five hours of grueling competition, Persaud, who shot net 65, came out victorious beating into second position Vijay Deo on 66, while Canadian-based Jaipaul Suknanan placed third with net 67 in a close contest.
Previous winners of the Citizens Bank Players Championship are Mohanlall “Santo” Dinnanauth, Andre Cummings, Patrick Prashad and George Bulkan.
Sunil Lauton had the best gross of 73.
Meanwhile, Pacifier led by veteran golfer Patrick Prashad (77) captured the team title with the lowest combined net score of 281. The other members of the team were Vijay Deo (66), Roy Cummings (69) and Mahendra Bhagwandin (69).
Second place finishers were Crown Mining with net 284 – the players were Pur Persaud (65), Lakeram Ramsundar (74), Sookram Deosaran (72) and Permanand ‘Max’ Persaud (73), while third place went to Lusignan Super Stars with net 286. The players were Kaylyn Tiwari (68), Troy Cadogan (75), Sunil Lauton (71) and Munaff Arjune (72).
Lindel Harlequin, Senior Manager – Credit and Marketing of Citizens Bank who spoke at the presentation ceremony said the Bank was extremely pleased to sponsor the tournament in observance of its 20th Anniversary being celebrated this month.
He presented the sponsorship cheque to President of the Lusignan Golf Club David Mohamed who thanked Citizens Bank and Banks DIH Limited for sponsoring the tournament.
Mohamed also expressed gratitude to Clifford Reis, Chairman of Banks DIH Limited and Citizens Bank for his support and participating in the tournament.
The tee off was done by Citizens Bank’s Managing Director Eton Chester.
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