Hussain, Shivraj and Solomon enter winners’ row

New Trend Auto Golf Tournament…

Aleem Hussain, Lekhnarine Shivraj and Maurice Solomon have emerged top of their 3 flights in the exciting New Trend Auto Golf Tourney that was staged on Saturday, March 2, at the Lusignan Golf CLub.
These three, who had been knocking at the door of the winners’ row for the past 2 months, managed to push themselves forward with great skill and dexterity.
Played under the Medal Play System, with flights 0 -13, 14 – 21, and 22 – 28, the three winners in the New Trend tourney were able to outperform all the competitors in their flights, leading in each case by at least 3 strokes. (Prizes were awarded to the first 2 Best Net scores in each of the flights.)
In the 22 – 28 flight, veteran Maurice Solomon was at his indomitable best, producing a magnificent net 68 off a 24 handicap. Results in that flight were: Maurice Solomon (68/24) – 1st; rookie Maxim Mangra (71/28) – 2nd; tied with Mangra for 2nd place but losing on the ‘back 9’ count was rookie Videsh Persaud (71/28);
In the 14 – 21 flight, the winners were: Lekhnarine Shivraj (65/17) – with a superb performance, leading his flight by 7 strokes – 1st; Gavin Todd (72/17) – 2nd; tied with Todd for 2nd place but losing on the ‘back 9’ count was Bholawram Deo (72/18); following closely were Hilbert Shields (73/16); Joaan Deo (74/14); Haresh Tewari (75/19); Guillermo Escarraga (75/21); and Mahendra Bhagwandin (76/14).
In the 0 – 13 flight, winners were: Aleem Hussain (71/10) – 1st; Parmanand Persaud (74/12) – 2nd; also tied with Persaud for 2nd place but losing on the ‘back 9’ count were Kevin Dinanauth (74/6) and Mike Mangal (74/9); following closely was veteran Patrick Prashad (75/9).
In the special awards category, Nearest to the Pin was won by David Harry, while both the Best Gross (80) and the Longest Drive, were won by Kevin Dinanauth.
CEO and owner of New Trend Auto, Rudy Ramalingum, who has readily come forward to support development of golfing in Guyana and the LGC, started with a Foodtown Restaurant sponsorship last year.
New Trend Auto, of 65 David Street, Subryanville, Georgetown, is a leading supplier of new and used auto parts, along with a state-of-the-art repair shop for all types of vehicles. It specialises in providing parts for pick-up trucks. The company has a Rewards Card for loyal customers, and special discounts are given on a weekly basis. Any part or repair is guaranteed.
Representing New Trend Auto and assisting in distributing the prizes were LGC member Guillermo Escarraga, new LGC member Mauro Gamargo Remiro from Schlumberger, and visitor Christina Howlett of LED by Design of Canada.