President of the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC), Aleem Hussain battled a number of seasoned golfers to win the top prize in the recent LGC Unique golfers tournament at the LGC ground, Lusignan.
With two sets of players taking to the course, the first tee off was billed at 08:00h and seemed to give the contenders an extra edge in the competition while the second set that was booked for tee off at noon, was faced with the inclement weather that threatened to wash out the day’s play and probably affected the nerves of the players.
The top three finishers came from the morning group including Hussain with 64/15, and Vice President, Paton George 67/23.
“I had to keep focused, because the competition in my group was fierce. Both Richard [who brought 3rd] and Haresh [who floundered at the last three holes] were neck-and-neck with me until close to the finish!”
Third place was awarded to Richard Haniff 67/12 while Mike Mangal finished best gross and Grounds Superintendent, Mike Gayadin secured the Nearest the Pin.
The annual club champion awards mandate that the records of the top 10 be recorded with Gayadin (69/13) finishing fourth, Roy Cummings (69/13) fifth, William Walker (69/9) sixth, Mangal (70/8) seventh, Fazil Haniff (72/14) eighth, Haresh Tewari (72/18) ninth and Bridgelall Harry (73/16) tenth.
Vouchers were presented to the winners by daughter of Captain Chatterpaul Deo and Dr Joaan Deo, herself an avid golfer and former two-time Guyana Open female champion.