H.K. Chang wins 24th HSBC 5-Club Stableford Golf Tournament | Daily News

H.K. Chang wins 24th HSBC 5-Club Stableford Golf Tournament

Overall winner H.K. Chang receiving the HSBC Challenge Trophy from Mark Prothero, CEO of HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives.
Overall winner H.K. Chang receiving the HSBC Challenge Trophy from Mark Prothero, CEO of HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives.

The popular HSBC 5-Club Stableford Golf Tournament held for the 24th year, got underway at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) over the weekend.

The tournament which was oversubscribed this year, saw over 200 golfers participate in the Men’s A B & C divisions, Ladies and Senior’s categories, showcasing their golfing skills given the limitation to 5 clubs and vying for the prestigious HSBC Challenge Trophy. The tournament began with a shotgun start on Saturday and Sunday at the RCGC.

H. K. Chang was the overall winner of the tournament scoring 41 points and was also the winner of C division.

Kapila Dandeniya won the A division with 38 points and Gerard Fernando won the B division with 39 points.

Dinoo De Mel was the champion in the Ladies category scoring 35 points and Christopher Dias was the winner in the Seniors’ category with 39 points on a B/B9.

HSBC was the first to introduce the Stableford format to Sri Lanka in 1995 which was later converted to a ‘5 Club’ only event. Golf remains at the heart of HSBC’s sponsorship strategy globally. In Sri Lanka, HSBC sponsors three golf events - The HSBC 5 Club Golf tournament (24 years), HSBC Premier Golf tournament (7 years) and the recent HSBC Future Lions programme (Junior Golf) that introduced golf to over 700 youngsters in remote locations around the country in less than two years.

Moreover, through the partnership with Sri Lanka Golf, the Junior Lions programme has trained over 25 junior golfers to play at national level.

This year’s tournament coincided with the 25th anniversary of HSBC credit cards in Sri Lanka. As a result, golfers were invited to join in the celebrations with a flat 25% saving across many merchants, throughout the month of October.

 

 


The complete list of winners is as follows:

Overall Winner: H. K. Chang (41 Points)
Winner A Division: Kapila Dandeniya (38 Points)
Winner B Division: Gerard Fernando (39 Points)
Winner C Division: H. K. Chang (41 Points)
Winner Seniors: Christopher Dias (39 Points B/B 9)
Winner Ladies: Dinoo De Mel (35 Points)
Runner Up Ladies: Ruani Desinghe (34 Points)
Runner Up Seniors: Nihal Boralessa (39 Points)
Runner Up C Division: Sachith Perera (39 Points)
Runner Up B Division: Sunil Udalagama (38 Points)
Runner Up A Division: Rajeev Rajapaksa (36 Points)
Longest Most Accurate Drive on the 08th Hole: Thusith Wijesinghe Closest to the Pin on the 13th Hole: Chamath Kulasinghe
Best Gross Score Par 03 Holes: Nihal Wadugodapitiya
Hole in One: Ashok Pathirage (15th hole) and Anura Lokuhetty (04th Hole)
 

 


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