M. Reza who won the HSBC 5-Club Stableford Golf tournament has made a nobel gesture by donating his entire prize money to help flood victims in the country. The money will be used to help those badly affected during the recent inclement weather.
However, the wet weather during the tournament did not dampen the spirit of golf that was held on Friday May 27 and 29 at the Ridgeways course. M. Reza emerged the overall winner with 43 stableford points. He was also the winner of the C division.
Heoi Kyung Lee with 37 points was the winner of the Ladies’ division. Christopher Dias retained the first place in the Senior division with 36 points for the second year.
Former tennis player Rajeev Rajapakse also retained his position for the second year winning the A division with 39 points while Caesar Fernando was the winner of the B division with 37 points.
This tournament which is held annually is open to all members of the Royal Colombo Golf Club with a valid handicap. This year saw over 225 golfers participating in the Men’s A B & C divisions, Ladies and Senior’s categories.
Overall Winner M Reza 43 Points
Winner A Division – Rajeeve Rajapaksa 39 Points.
Runner up – Ranil Pieris 38 Points.
Winner B Division – Ceasar Fernando 37 Points
Runner up – Ananda Jayasekera 36 Points B/B 9
Winner C Division – M. Reza 43 Points
Runner up – Nimal Ranchigoda 35 Points B/B 9
Winner Seniors – Christopher Dias 36 Points
Runner up – Nihal Boralessa 30 Points
Winner Ladies – Heoi Kyung Lee 37 Points
Runner up – Louise Parson 36 Points B/B 9
Longest and most accurate drive on the 15th hole – Roshini Sangani
Closest to the Pin on 4th hole – Furqan Dossa
Best Gross score oar 3 holes – Ananda Jayasekera B/B 9