THE US Embassy’s Staff inaugural open nine-hole ‘Better-Ball’ golf tournament turned out to be a massive session with amazing success.Daniel Bates and Troy Cadogan emerged the winning combination, with an excellent net score (Net 24 / Joint Handicap 13).Second belonged to Videsh Persaud & Imtiaz Subhan (25/12), while third went to Ziev & Guillermo Escarraga (29/11) and fourth Joe Lamaina & Maxim Mangra (29/12).In the skills portion of the match, Patanjilee ‘Pur’ Persaud, with a 300-yard drive, crushed the competition that included regular champions Richard Haniff and Max Persaud, to walk away with the trophy for Longest Drive.The best shot for Nearest the Pin came down to a matter of inches between playing partners Aleem Hussain and Sean Bundles, with the latter taking the trophy home.Solomon Bannister of the U.S. Embassy, a new member of the LGC, organised the event with club President Aleem Hussain and agreed that some of the proceeds would go to media practitioner Mia Ritchie, of NCN, whose home was recently destroyed by fire.Mia Ritchie, of NCN, whose home was recently destroyed by fire, collects a donation from Guillermo Escarraga, CEO of MACORPRitchie was on hand to receive the contribution from member Guillermo Escarraga, CEO of MACORP, and expressed her gratitude to all involved for reaching out to her in support.Escarraga noted that the social responsibility of the LGC is a task taken seriously and that the club would always seek to give back to those in need whenever possible.Bannister thanked his team from the U.S. Embassy for their great performance and camaraderie and promised them that the day’s events have clearly marked the LGC as aplace for great social events of the Embassy staff.Editor’s note: The Better-Ball format is a variation in golf, whereby two persons play as a team. Each player is given an opportunity to play a ball at each legitimate time of play, and the ball which was played better is accepted as the ball of play, the worse played ball is ignored.
Syracuse will compete in the EA Sports Maui Invitational in 2013. The Orange is among the eight-team field announced in a tournament press release Monday.SU won its only two previous appearances in the highly competitive early-season tournament in 1990 and 1998.The 2013 field also includes Arkansas, Baylor, California, Gonzaga, Dayton, Minnesota and host Division-II Chaminade. The eight teams announced Monday are a part of the Championship Round of the tournament. Four more teams will play in the opening and regional games as part of the tournament, too. Those schools will be announced at a later date, according to the tournament release.The games will be played at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii. The tournament is often held in late November.The 2013 tournament will be the 30th in the event’s history. In addition to Syracuse, Dayton and Gonzaga both won the Maui Invitational in 2003 and 2009, respectively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on March 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected]