“Pandit Ravi” captures maiden Foodtown Golf title

first_imgLusignan Golf Club (LGC) Secretary Rabindranath “Pandit Ravi” Persaud putted his way to the inaugural Foodtown Restaurant Golf Tournament title at last Saturday’s well-attended invitational.Winners and Foodtown representatives: from left – Diane Holder, Rudy Ramalingum, Clifford Reis, Tina Dhanasari, Avinash Persaud, ‘Ravi’ Persaud, Aleem Hussain and Shakira HussainPersaud has been in Winners’ Row several times in the last few months, and has been gaining form ahead of the Lusignan Open in July and the International Guyana Open Invitational set for November.The competition, which teed off at 12:30h, saw a tussle for the title, as a number of high profile golfers, including Clifford Reis, reigning Open Champ Avinash Persaud, Maurice Solomon, Nazeem “Papo” Haniff, LGC President Aleem Hussain, former Women’s champ Dr Joaan Deo and others took to the Greens.Persaud, who competed in the ‘B’ Flight category, took the overall Best Net score, 65/16, while A Flight was dominated by Persaud with 70/2, and C Flight by Reis with 74/25. Best Gross award for his 72, meanwhile, went to the Guyana Open champ.Other good scores were returned in the three Flights as follows: A Flight – Mark Lashley 75/9; “Papo” Haniff 77/8, and Vijay Deo 77/9. B Flight winners were Richard Haniff 66/11, Hilbert Shields 69/18, and Fazil Haniff 70/16; while C Flight was won by Solomon 83/22.“I was determined to keep my head clear and not to let any bad plays discourage me. (I was determined) to play a good game, and I was rewarded for it,” said the new champ.Meanwhile, owner and CEO of Foodtown Restaurant, Mr Rudy Ramalingum, and representatives of the restaurant, who provided food for the golfers, were recipients of the gratitude of LGC President Hussain, Secretary Rabindranath Persaud and Deo; who, standing, thanked the sponsors.In congratulating the winners, Ramalingum, whose business had been one of the sponsors of the Guyana Open 2017, indicated his delight at being able to contribute again to the Golf Club, and expressed a commitment to continue his support. He said this was his first visit to the Golf Club, and he was heartened at what he had seen.last_img read more

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