ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday March 23, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 43

Skipper wins Captain's Cup

When that man is not battling the rough oceans of the world he settles for the noble game of golf that only the Ridgeways provide. Wild and enthusiastic about the game Callistus P. Rayan is seen regularly chipping and putting in a serious attempt to improve his skills around and on the greens. And he has not been unhappy with his tee shots.. He moved into the Captains Cup with a handicap of 21 and some claim that with that handicap he was a bit of a bandit. His 1st round was quite untidy but he corrected his errors smartly in the 2nd round to crack a stunning nett 64. There was jubilation as it was announced that with 74 and 64 he had won the much coveted Captains Cup. He celebrated the way all Captains’ celebrate. Shots were flying and there was a high degree of consumption

His 2nd round was an absolute beauty 7 under par and not easy to come by with a golfer of 21 handicap. The Handicap Committee chopped him immediately to 18.

Ananda Jayasekera had good reasons to be depressed after the 1st round. Making amends and taking full control of himself he smashed a nett 64 to get behind Rayan by 1 stroke and a degree of regret.

A winner on the 1st day of play was Kushal Johanpillai with 67 beating Mahesh Hirdaramani with a better back nine. Hirdaramani had good reasons to weep because that one over anxious shot he put his head up and fluffed a simple shot. Off the greens Mahesh is a smart player. In the 2nd round Ananda Jayasekera and Callistus Rayan tied with great scores of 64 each. Here luck favoured young Jayasekera and he got ahead with a better back nine.

It was an interesting tournament well organized and put together and enjoyed by all. The Lunch party was lavish and alcoholic beverages moved in high frequency.

Messy centuries made their appearances in large numbers and the Confetti factory was loaded to capacity with massive scores made by Ron Bakelmun, Rohan Fernando and Saman Premasiri.

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