Escarraga storms to Genuine Auto Spares Golf Tournament title

Last Saturday at the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) saw Guillermo Escarraga on a mission to return to the winners’ circle after a long hiatus, and in completing that mission, he shot the lowest net score (64) this year.

Genuine Auto Spares 2022 tourney winner Guillermo Escarraga

After going low for a net-32 on the front-9 in the Genuine Auto Spares Golf Tournament, he kept calm with a matching net-32 on the back-9, carding an overall unmatched net score of 64. With that, Escarraga (HC-21, gross 85, net 64) bested a strong field which included a resurgent performance from second-place finisher Aasrodeen Shaw, who carded a respectable net score of 66 (HC-12, gross 78, net 66). Shaw’s score would have won on most days, but Saturday belonged to Escarraga. The third- and fourth-place finishers are two gentlemen who are in top form in 2022, Miguel Oveido (HC-19, gross 88, net 69) and last week’s winner Bholawram Deo (HC-20, gross 89, net 69) respectively to round off the winners’ row.

Winners pose with Genuine Auto Spares Managing Director Amrit Prashad (centre right)

Escarraga, when asked how it felt to win the tournament, said, “It feels good to win the golf tournament; there is a lot of hard work that goes on behind the scenes to be able to perform at the highest level, especially when you are under pressure. So, winning a golf tournament is never easy; everybody prepares and especially this weekend we had some very low scores and it feels really good that at the end I could really pull it off.”

Aasrodeen Shaw came in second

Other prizes that were awarded went to Brian Hackett ( Longest drive); William Walker (Closest to the flag); Deo (Best Net Front-9: Net-31) and Escarraga (Best Net Back-9: Net-32).
Genuine Auto Spares Managing Director Amrit Prashad gave the closing remarks and thanked the LGC for hosting a fantastic tournament. He expressed great satisfaction that his company has chosen a great partner in the LGC and said it would continue to sponsor yearly tournaments to support the Club’s vision of expanding the game of golf, to anyone wishing to learn.

Miguel Oveido bagged third place

LGC Vice President Paton George thanked the Genuine Auto Spares team for its second year of sponsorship and its commitment to future partnerships with the Club. “We are proud to be en route to realising one of our goals: opening the grounds to the public and beginning the search for talent. On Saturday, April 16th the Lusignan Club will host our inaugural kids’ fun day event which will feature a drive, chip and putt kids from 5 to 15 competition. There will be lots of treats and fun prizes for the kids, including membership packages to the LGC. This will be a first for the club and our hope is that parents take the opportunity to sign up for this event. You never know, Guyana might be the birthplace of the next Tiger Woods, and Genuine Auto and all our sponsors play an important role in that search,” George posited.