A fabulous Saturday, perfect temperatures and a significant turnout of golfers all eager to claim bragging rights in the inaugural Ramps Logistics Guyana Inc Golf Tournament, finished with a shootout that left just one golfer at the top of the leaderboard – Massy Gas Managing Director Lekhnarine Shivraj, on March 30.
Meanwhile, Ramps Logistics Director Marisca Jordan, who was on hand to present the prizes along with reputable fashion designer and author Sonia Noel, noted: “Ramps Logistics is committed to the development of golfing in Guyana, and to adding our influence and support so that world-class standards, similar to those held by Ramps Logistics, would be realised in optimum time at the Lusignan Golf Club.”
Club President Aleem Hussain noted that “while the Ramps tournament marks the LGC’s 14th tournament in the first quarter of the year, it shows great and increasing interest in the game, a commendable effort of support from within the business community, and a remarkable effort by the Executive and grounds staff to maintain the Course in superb condition.”
He noted that the second quarter was very promising too in that regard,, with several major tournaments already in the line-up with Banks DIH, Assuria General, MACORP, Torginol Paints, American Chamber of Commerce, the Lusignan Open, President’s Cup and Easter Classic tourneys all set to happen in the next few months.
Played under the Medal Play 3-Flight system, prizes were awarded to winners for 1st and 2nd Best Net in each Flight, in addition to a Best Gross score, Longest Drive, and Nearest The Pin. The overall Best Net scorer was the tournament champion.
In the 0-14 Flight, fierce battle continued among the top players, with Patrick Prasad edging Club President Hussain by one shot to take the Best Gross score honours. However, owing to a last-minute adjustment of the flight format by the Captain, it was journeyman David Harry who pulled off the upset in the flight by shooting a net 69 to beat out Hussain and Prasad who tied with net 72 where Hussain’s better back-9 score gave him the net edge. Winners in this Flight were: D Harry (69/14) – 1st; A Hussain (72/10) – 2nd; P Prashad– Best Gross (81/72/9), and Nearest The Pin; and Richard Haniff (77/10) – Longest Drive.
In the 15-20 Flight, Lekhnarine Shivraj shot a low net score of 67 to emerge the winner in his flight as well as the Tournament champion only one shot better than second-place finisher Mahindra Bhagwandin! Winners were: L Shivraj (67/16) – 1st; M Bhagwandin (68/20) – 2nd; followed by Satrohan Tiwari (71/15).
In the Third Flight (21-28), Maxim Mangra continued his winning ways beating Brian Hackett on a countback after both players tied for a net 71. This is the second week in a row that Mangra has played exceedingly well on the back-9 to put himself in the winners’ row. In this flight, winners were: M Mangra (71/28) – 1st; B Hackett (71/21) – 2nd; followed by Eion Blue (75/28).
In 2015, Ramps Logistics Guyana Inc – of 23 Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown; Tel: 592-223-3770; website: www.rampslogistics.com; email:[email protected] – “was granted a unique opportunity by ExxonMobil to provide customs brokerage, handling and shipping as well as managing their shore-based operations both in Trinidad and Guyana.” (KN –Jun 2018). Since starting operations, Ramps has achieved several local and regional awards, including a 2017 Award from the Guyana Shipping Association for Advancement of Local Content, and the Exporter of the Year Award in 2017 from Trinidad and Tobago. Ramps has operations also in Houston and Miami in the US and Suriname.