Dass and Pardasani win BGA tourney
Jaggs Dass and Kailash Pardasani emerged winners of the the BGA Trophy, a two-ball/better-ball tournament staged at the Barbados Golf Club on Saturday.
Dass and Pardasani returned a combined net score of 59 in the tournament which attracted 92 players.
Second were Dr Martin Haynes and Peter Beckford (net 60) and third, Anthony Reece and Peter Williams (62).
Former BGA president Birchmore Griffith and his son, Lindsay Griffith, also shot a net 62 but were adjudged fourth on the countback system.
Former cricketer Thomas Harris, who partnered current BGA president Cally Boyea in a group that included Sir Garry Sobers and Michael Haynes, copped the prize for the longest drive on Saturday.
Harris lashed his tee-shot 277 yards into the wind on the 11th hole, while Lennox “Frutee” Bourne took the prize for nearest to the pin, flopping his tee shot within four feet of the pin on hole No.10.
The tournament, which attracted 46 teams, was the latest in a series of fund-raisers being staged by the Barbados Golf Association (BGA) to assist in sending senior and junior national teams to the Caribbean Championships in Puerto Rico.
BGA secretary Trenton Weekes thanked the players, sponsors and the host club for their contribution to the staging a successful tournament and their support of the efforts of the association.
Among the sponsors supporting the tournament were Banks, Sol, Jammin Cruises, Sandy Lane and Lucky Horseshoe.
“It was a good day and the players making up our national teams to Puerto Rico were also among those on the fairways and greens,” said Weekes.
He further noted that the national players used the tournament as a warm-up in addition to their ongoing scheduled pratice sessions. (BB)