Walker, London top season-opening golf tournament


William Walker and Shanella London emerged champions of their respective flights when the season-opening Tropical Woods and Wood Products tournament was held at the weekend at the Lusignan Golf Course.

The tournament was held in two flights, namely 0-12 and 13-28.

Continuing his aggressive performance from the closing months of 2019, Walker (69/12) dominated the 0-12 Flight, returning the overall Best Net score not only for his Flight, but for the entire tournament.

He finished with a clear three strokes lead over all the other golfers in both flights.

Club President Aleem Hussain came in second with 72/10, and former Guyana Open champions Mohanlall Dinanauth third with 73/6, and Mike Mangal fourth with 76/8.

Club Treasurer Aasrodeen Shaw returned 77/12, while former Club Captain Patrick Prashad returned 79/8.

Dinanauth also won the Best Gross prize and the specialty prize of Nearest-to-the-Pin, while President Hussain produced a surprise-of-the-day win in taking the Longest Drive prize.

In the 13-28 Flight, former Guyana Open Women’s champion London played extremely well (72/15) to earn the top position, beating Maxim Mangra (72/20) on the countback off a tie.

Mangra has returned to the winners’ row after a little while. Other great performances were returned by head of ANSA McAL Troy Cadogan (75/26); MACORP Executive Jordi Pinol (76/28); former Club Vice-president Dr. Philbert London (77/18); and former Captain Ayube Subhan (74/14).

Meanwhile, Hussain said golfers can look forward to another busy year, as a record number of tournaments are planned.

“(We) have a fantastic line-up of activities for 2020 and it is our goal to host a minimum of 60 events in the year – this will break the record set over the past several years and we expect it to be the best year for the club in recent history.”

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