Battle for golf supremacy this weekend

first_imgTHE Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) will be the place to be this weekend as players and spectators prepare for the first major two-day event of the year, one in which all the top players in the country will compete for bragging rights.This year, the Ministry of Business – Department of Tourism, headed by Director General Donald Sinclair, came on as the main sponsor for the event.Sinclair was extremely happy to be a part of the tournament stating, “With the sport of golf rising to national importance in the country, interest has grown in the game and we now have excellent golfers who are able to perform creditably on the world stage”.Meanwhile, president of the LGC, Aleem Hussain, stated that this year promises to be a magnificent showdown as many international golfers will challenge the local players for the title of best golfers in Guyana.“This tournament will showcase the tremendous talent we have and prepare our players for the Suriname Open in a few weeks,” he stated.There will be a battle because defending champion Avinash Persaud who will have to fight off Munaf Arjune, Chandra Lakeraj, Richard Haniff, Mike Mangal, Patrick Prasad, Kassim ‘Suga’ Khan, Kevin and Sando Dindanauth and Hussain to retain his title.In the other Men’s flights, there will be fierce competition as the huge expected field will jostle for the winners’ circle with top players such as Troy Cadogan, Guillermo Escarraga, Miguel Oviedo, Angel Amaris, Mario Acuna, Jordi Pinol, Jeremy Fernandes, George Bulkan, Ivan Gavira, Mauro Gamargo-Ramiro, Aasrodeen Shaw, Carlos Carbo, Clifford Reis, Ian Gouveia, Imtiaz Subhan, Lekhnarine Shivraj, Mahindra ‘Rommel” Bhagwandin, Ayube Subhan, Mahindranauth Tewari, Maxim Mangra, Parmanand ‘Max’ Persaud, Pur Persaud, Pope Emanuel London, Rabindranauth Persaud, Robert Hanoman, Maurice Solomon, William Walker, Brian Hackett, Jax Harry, Brian Glasford, Roy Cummings, Pandit Haresh Tiwari, Robin Tiwari, Paton George, Eon Blue, Kalyan Tiwari, Mike Guyadin, Lloyd Fungafat, Colin Ming, Carlos Adams, Rohan Albert, Hardeo ‘Curry’ Ganpat, Pastor Ragnauth,, David Harry, Mark Lashley, and Gavin Todd along with approximately 12 other local and international golfers expected to participate, along with past presidents Hilbert Shields, Jerome Khan and Oncar Ramroop.Nine-time Guyana Open Women’s Champion Christine Sukhram will make her first 2019 appearance in an effort to show that she is still the top female golfer in the country while former Guyana Open women’s champions Shanella Webster and Dr Joaan Deo, along with Anasha Ally, Errin Mitchell, Kari Emhling and Eureka Giddings will do their best to wrest top honours from the field.Christine, who has dominated the women’s field for many years will be tested this year but feels that her talent and ability will withstand the competition.For more information please contact the club at 220-5660 or visit their Facebook page – lusignangolfclub.last_img