Y.Y.Jin receives the winner's prize from A.G.C
From left to right:
Y.Y.Jin(winner),Ali Marzook(Chairman & Captain), Chanaka Olagama
(Sri Lankan Airlines Area Manager), Lalith Peiris (Sri Lankan
Airlines Sales Manager).
Sri Lankan Airlines
sponsored the 1st SRI LANKA OPEN on friday 13th
february at Ahmadi Golf Club.
Play started at 8:30am
and continued until 5:00pm when the last players finished. A record 134 people
entered the Stableford Competition which featured 6 handicap prizes and 1 gross
prize plus 4 side prizes for long
drives and nearest to pin. Sri Lankan Airlines also
provided a band(see picture left), a raffle with an
MC and a Dinner to entertain the players and their
Music Group behind the table
The large number of entrants meant that starting times stretched from 8:30am to 11:00am and
rounds were taking up to 6 hours to complete. The wind grew stronger
in the afternoon, favouring those who started early. The scoring format
gave players only three quarters fo their full handicap up to a maximum of
making it very
difficult for long handicap golfers to win. The
full Stableford results are given under the tournaments section
of this website
. There were individual prizes too, for Long drive and Nearest
the Pin. Cha Myoug Ok won the ladies NTP(hole 4), Pamela Mouries won the ladies LD(hole 11), Sonny
Cajipe won the mens NTP(hole 9) and Oh Siung Dae won the mens LD(hole
Pin on the 9th brown.
The prize presentation
started at 5:00pm and was run mainly by a special MC provided by Sri
Lankan Airlines. The actual presentations took a long time and consisted
of the competition side prizes(as described above), the Gross
prize(Adnan Assaf), the 6 Net prizes(1 YY Jin, 2 Hussni El-Azem, 3 Norman
Abad, 4 Sonny Cajipe, 5 Tamura Masahiro, 6 Pil-Cheen Park), the first part
of the raffle prizes, then dinner and finally the second part of the
On National Day
we will have a stroke play competition (only for AGC members) followed by
lunch and prize giving. Closing date for entries will be Monday, 23rd
Gross & 2nd-6th POSITIONS
| From left to
Ali Marzook (Chairman & Captain) and Adnan assaf
||From right to left: Ali
Marzook (Chairman & Captain), Yassin Haider
(Vice Captain), Moh'd Ikram
(Treasurer) and Hussni El-Azem(2nd Place).
|From right to
left: Yassin Haider (Vice
Captain), Moh'd Ikram (Treasurer) and Norman Abad (3rd
||From right to
left: Moh'd Ikram
(Treasurer),Yassin Haider (Vice Captain), Ali Marzook(Chairman
& Captain) and Sonny Cajipe (4th
|From right to left:
Ali Marzook (Chairman & Captain),Moh'd Ikram (Treasurer),Tamura
Masahiro (5th Place) and Yassin Haider (Vice
||Pil-Cheen Park (6th Place) & Chanaka
Pil-Cheen is winning this week in
place of his wife Monica.
|Lalith Peiris presents Oh
Sung Dae with his "Long Drive" prize.
||Chanaka Olagama &
Lalith Peiris with Pamela Mouries the Ladies Long Drive winner .
|Sonny Cajipe recieves the "Nearest to
||Cha Myoug Ok, the
Ladies "Nearest to Pin" winner .
Some lucky raffle winners......
helped draw the raffle tickets.
Some of the guests enjoying dinner.
| A large queue