‘Sugar’ Khan wins Torginol Paints annual golf tournament


By Avenash Ramzan

Kassim ‘Sugar’ Khan emerged champion of the annual Torginol Paints golf tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Lusignan Golf Course, topping a field of 28 golfers.

Khan, a two-time runner-up of the prestigious Guyana Open, had the best Net of 68, edging out Pandit Ravi Persaud, who recorded a Net 69. 2011 Guyana Open champion Papo Haniff finished third with Net 72, while Kalyan Tiwari rounded off the top four finishers with Net 73.

Khan also had the best Gross of the day, recording 78. Persaud was Nearest-to-the-Pin, while Robin Tiwari had the Longest Drive.

Speaking to News Room Sport after his flawless day on a damp golf course, Khan said, “It’s not easy playing on these conditions, it’s tough. So it feels good to win.”

Jairaj Rajpat (left) presents the winner’s trophy to Kassim ‘Sugar’ Khan

Jairaj Rajpat, Chemist at Continental Group of Companies, the manufacturers of Torginol Paints, said the company is once again pleased to sponsor the annual tournament, further extending it partnership with the Lusignan Golf Club. Torginol Paints has been supporting the efforts of the Club for over 15 years.

President of the Lusignan Golf Club, Aleem Hussain, expressed gratitude to the management and staff of the company for coming onboard and supporting the development of golf locally.

“We take our hats off to Torginol Paints, who has really been a firm supporter of golf and we really look forward to them staying onboard with us in the years ahead,” Hussain said.

Kassim ‘Sugar’ Khan displays his two trophies, for best Net and best Gross

Hussain also extended an invitation to the management and staff of Continental Group of Companies to come out and learn the game, as the Club is providing free lessons to persons desirous of trying their hand at golf.

“We’ll provide you with all the equipment and balls; all you have to do is come out here. We’ve got coaches on hand, and again with our sponsors they’ve been the ones driving this programme, so we’re looking to have them involved as we go forward,” Hussain related.

Golfers will be in action again on Sunday (June 3) when the 12th annual Grand Coastal Hotel and Conference Centre tournament is staged from 08:30h.

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