The team of Charles Sookhan and Haroon Ramkissoon emerged winners of the 9th Annual Rotary Club of St Augustine Golf for Life Tournament which took place on Saturday at Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club in Trincity.
Sookhan and Ramkissoon, representing The Balroop's Group, won with a tally of 47 Stableford points, the same as the team of Godfrey Raj-Kumar and Brian Fares (Vary Medical) who were edged into 2nd place on a count-back.
In 3rd position was the team of Rabindra Narine and Rodney Phillip (SAST Investments Ltd), who scored 45 points.
Rounding out the top five were Kissoon Gannes and Hamlyn Jailal (Singh's Auto Rentals), also with 45 points and Jalim Ramnarine and Rodney Phillip (Rotary Club of St Joseph/Expert Marketing) with 44.
There were eight pairs of attractive prizes given out with the champions receiving trophies and airline tickets to any of 48 states in the USA courtesy United Airlines.
Unfortunately, no one was able to win either the hole in one prize on the 11th of a Kia Optima sponsored by Southern Sales & Services Ltd or the US$50,000.00 prize for a hole in one at the 17th hole sponsored by the Rotary Club of St Augustine.
The tournament was held to raise funds to assist youth projects under the ambit of education, literacy and sports and, as a testament to this, a record seven junior teams participated in the event with national standouts Chris Richards Jr., Jean-Marc Chevrotiere and Sarah Ramphal included.
At the prize-giving ceremony, Indar Ramnath, President of the Rotary Club of St Augustine, thanked the committee for their efforts in making the event another huge success.
He also thanked all the sponsors, participants and volunteers.
The 10th annual Golf For Life tournament is carded for 3rd October 2020 and promises to be a grand anniversary celebration.