Marking his return with a win veteran Ian Gouveia took the field by storm to emerge the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) champion by winning the best net as well as best gross categories when the club hosted its championship on Sunday.
Gouveia was unchallenged apart from club president, Aleem Hussain, with a gross performance equalling 83 but Gouveia had a better back nine while he was the unchallenged winner in the net score with a clear three-point lead over Hussain.
The course was damp in some places because of the weather, but the spirits of the 17 who braved those conditions were not dampened and they strove for mastery. It was a refreshing tournament especially as other golfers who had not been in tournaments for a season were delighted to be able to participate.
Hussain congratulated the winners and expressed his delight that they had determined to play a good game of golf despite the weather conditions. He thanked the groundsmen for the sterling work they are doing to maintain the course. Standing in for Captain Chatterpaul Deo, golfer Dr Joaan Deo assisted with the distribution of prizes. Winning scores and performances at the end of the tournament were as follows: Nearest The Pin – Mahendra Bhagwandin; Best Gross – Ian Gouveia; Best Net 1st place – Ian Gouveia 67/16; 2nd – Rabindranath Persaud 70/17; 3rd – Aleem Hussain 72/11; 4th – Patanjalee Persaud 73/18. Others who placed in the top 9 were: – Satrohan Tiwari 73/14; David Harry 76/12; Mike Mangal 77/8; Bridgelall Harry 77/16 and Patrick Prashad 78/9.
Caption: from left: Mahendra Bhagwandin (holding for Rabindranath Persaud); Aleem Hussain; Mike Mangal (holding for Ian Gouveia); Patanjalee Persaud and Dr Joaan Deo.