Giddings wins C&V Caribbean Shipping golf tournament

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The stakes were high on a cool Saturday afternoon at the Lusignan Golf Club as golfers came out in droves for the final Guyana Open tune up tournament sponsored by C&V Caribbean Shipping.

Eureka Giddings kept a cool head and edged out a strong challenge from Hardeo Ganpat, Roy Dhory and 44 others, to earn best Net and overall winner.

Both Giddings and Dhory had net scores of 66, but Giddings was adjudged winner on a countback.

Saturday’s win also meant Giddings earned the highest number of points and will be rewarded free entry into this weekend’s two-day Guyana Open Golf tournament, which will crown Guyana’s best male and female golfers for 2022.

At the end of Saturday’s play it was becoming clear who the favorites were heading into this weekend’s Guyana Open Tournament.

On the men’s side, Avinash Persaud once against stamped his authority to win best gross for the second time in three weeks and is in good form going into this weekend’s major event.

“The winning ladies golfer would have to go through Shanella London, who has played her best golf this year and has emerged favourite to win ahead of what is expected to be strong challenges from a very determined Dr. Joaan Deo and young veteran Christine Sukhram, who is returning home to defend her old mark as Guyana’s best ladies golfer,” the Lusignan Golf Club said.

Summarised results

First- Eureka Giddings Net 66/Gross 95 (won on countback)

Second- Hardeo Ganpat Net 66/Gross 92

Third- Roy Dhory Net 67/Gross 91

Best Net Front Nine: Mahesh Shivraj Net 32

Best Net Back Nine: Eureka Giddings Net 31

Nearest-to-the-Pin (Ladies): Dr. Joaan Deo

Nearest-to-the Pin (Men): Mike Mangal

Longest Drive (Ladies): Shanella London

Longest Drive (Men): Parmanand Persaud

Best Gross (Ladies): Shanella London

Best Gross (Men): Avinash Persaud

Director of C&V Caribbean Shipping Jennifer Prashad thanked all the golfers and staff at the Lusignan Golf Club and emphasised the company’s continued commitment to community outreach.

“Our group of companies prides itself on offering the highest tier service to its customers and therefore recognises the past and recent efforts that the Lusignan Golf Club has made in improving accountability and inclusivity. C&V Caribbean Shipping offers its tournament sponsorship proudly to the Lusignan Golf Club,” she said.

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