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HSBC Premier Golfers to tee off in Hong Kong

Sep 27, 2011 2:30:52 PM - www.ft.lk

The Royal Colombo Golf Club once again gave golfing enthusiasts of all stature an opportunity to compete for the challenge trophy of HSBC’s annual 5-Club Stableford Golf Tournament 2011, held for the seventeenth year.

The tournament which concluded over the last weekend saw over 230 enthusiastic golfers in the Men’s, Ladies’ and Senior’s categories, displaying remarkable sportsmanship and golfing technique on the course to be adjudged the best players’ of the tournament.
After a very intense competition, winners were announced at a special awards ceremony held at the Club House on Sunday, 18 September 2011, with HSBC Premier Golfers and RCGC Club members in attendance.
The best HSBC Premier golfer of category “Group A & B was Y.K. Chung whilst “Group C, Seniors and Ladies” category was won by J. Huxtable.  The overall Challenge Trophy was won by Andy Anderson.
Nick Nicoloau, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives said, “The HSBC 5 – Club Stableford Golf Tournament in its seventeenth year ,has brought together some of the finest golfers at RCGC. We were delighted at the participation this year and are pleased to be associated with such a unique game format that has created equal opportunity for our loyal customers and RCGC members to be part of our golfing events, both here and overseas.”
Captain of the Royal Colombo Golf Club Sanjiv Vairavanathan commented, “Every year the number of members wanting to participate in the event increases, as this is one of the best run and fun filled tournaments on our golf calendar.”
The two best HSBC Premier Golfers were each awarded with a fully sponsored travel, accommodation and hospitality package to Hong Kong to play at the regional HSBC Golf Tournament (HSBC Charity Golf Day) held at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, on 17 October 2011. Moreover, based on their performance, they will also have the unique opportunity to take part in the Pro-Am event at the HSBC Champions Tournament at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China on 3 November 2011, alongside international star golfers. The return airline tickets were sponsored by Asia Miles, the tournament’s travel partner.
Scorecard of winners
R.C.G.C. Members
Men’s Winners
A: Manjula Chandrasoma
B: Y.K. Chung
C: Andy Anderson
Seniors Winner: Dr. Narendra
Wijemanne
Ladies Winner: Kumari Herath
Closest to the Line on the 8th:
Chandana  Gunasekara
Closest to the Pin on the 9th: P.B.
Kalugalagedara
Best Stableford Score on the 6
Hidden Holes: Rohan J. Perera
Best Stableford Score on the Par 3
Holes: Kumari Herath            
HSBC Premier Customers
Men’s Winners
A: S.J. Kim
B: Y.K. Chung
C: J. Huxtable
Runners-up        
A: Chanaka Perera
B: Wenders Shieh
C: Amal Rohitha Silva
Seniors Winner: Dr. Narendra
Wijemanne    
Runner up: Dr. P.L. Samarasinghe
Ladies Winner: Shayanika
Fernando
Runner up: Niloo Jayathilake
Overall     Winner (Challenge
Trophy): Andy Anderson    
Best HSBC Premier Golfer
Group A&B: Y.K. Chung
Group C, Seniors and Ladies:
Jerry Huxtable

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