“Papo” pips Richard Haniff to win Heineken golf championships

Winners’ row! Club President, Aleem Hussain (left) with the winners of the 5th annual Heineken golf tourney which took place Saturday at the Lusignan Golf Club.

Nine-time Guyana  Open champion, Nazeem “Papo” Haniff did not miss a step despite a five-year absence from the game pipping Richard Haniff to take the spoils at the fifth annual Heineken-sponsored golf tournament Saturday at the Lusignan Golf Club.

The five-time Lusignan Open winner stroked 71/7 when the dust settled, which was enough to see him edge past second-placed Richard Haniff in the A flight (0-9 handicap) category.

Richard Haniff finished with 71/9.

The newly-crowned champion said it was good to come back to winning ways having registered a win in a recent tournament as he prepares for the upcoming Guyana Open tournament.

Richard Haniff, on the other hand, said it was truly a remarkable feeling to be in the A flight and moreso with a single digit handicap score.

He was particularly impressed with his performance despite losing to the `pro’ on the back 9.

Ansa McAl Manager Troy Cadogan, distributors of the Heineken brand locally, said they have been consistently supporting sports across various disciplines and expressed the company’s passion in fulfilling its role in the development of sports.

Club President, Aleem Hussain, voiced the club’s gratitude to the beverage giant for their investment in the sport and said that he looked forward to continued support.

He also extended greetings to Cadogan who celebrated his birthday on Saturday.

Meanwhile in the B flight (10-18 handicap), Ayube Subhan and Bholawram tied with identical scores of 70/18 but Subhan emerged victorious by virtue of the tie break system.

Also, Mark Lashley conquered the C flight competition (19-28 handicap) with a 75/24 score ahead of Maurice Solomon with 82/22.

Richard Haniff walked away with the longest drive prize while Subhan claimed the nearest to the pin prize.

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