CIGA marks 25 years with President’s Trophy

2017 CIGA President's Trophy men's winner - Daniel Fortune with Brian Esau.

More than 60 players hit the course at the North Sound Golf Club on 25 November to contest the Cayman Islands Golf Association (CIGA) President’s Trophy, as the local body marked its 25th anniversary.

The tournament presented by Cayman National Bank on Saturday was a stroke-play handicap event contested over one round of 18 holes, with the winners being determined as those with the lowest net score.

It was a diverse field as the ages of competing golfers ranged from 12 to over 70, while their handicaps ranged from +4, an almost professional standard, to 36.

2017 CIGA President’s Trophy women’s winner Siobhan Ribbins.

Thirty-one golfers contested the men’s event with the trophy going to Daniel Fortune, with a score of 68. Runner-up was Jason Perras, who also finished with a 68. The tie was broken in accordance to the rules of the competition. Neil Edwards took third with 71. Last year’s winner, Andrew Linford, finished down the field with 80.

Winner of the Ladies competition was Siobhan Ribbins with a net score of 71 and the runner-up was Maria Butler with 72. Susan Dasher, playing in her first CIGA event, had a hole-in-one on #13.

In the senior men’s category for men aged 50 years and above, the winner was Karoly Szucs with a net score of 66. Scott Kapuscinski finished second on 69. The super seniors division, for men above 60, was won by Andy Newton with a score of 67. Joe Brickner was runner-up with 72.

2017 CIGA President’s Trophy senior winner Karoly Szucs.

In his opening introduction, CIGA President Paul Woodhouse announced one of the original founders of the association, David Bird, had been elected to the Caribbean Golf Association’s Hall of Fame.

During the trophy presentation, Woodhouse thanked Cayman National Bank for their support over the past three years of the association’s community golf development program and for extending this support for a further three years for junior golf development.

Cayman National Bank Executive Vice President Brian Esau was on hand to present trophies to the winners and to hand over the first year’s sponsorship check for the new CIGA junior golf program, which is an alliance with the world-renowned Leadbetter Golf Academy.

2017 CIGA President’s Trophy super senior winner Andy Newton.

In his opening introduction, Association President Paul Woodhouse announced one of the original founders of CIGA, David Bird, had been elected to the Caribbean Golf Association’s Hall of Fame.

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