Golf-Morin and Esther win Johnnie Walker classic tournament


From left to right: Club captain David Deltel (captain), winners Jemmy Esther and Dominique Morin, Patrick Hoareau and Dorothy Asba of Seychelles Breweries

Played last Saturday at the Seychelles golf club, Anse Aux Pins, the competition was contested by 36 players who teamed up in pairs to compete under a better ball medal format.

Players could choose their own partners and this proved effective for the pairings that chose wisely. The golfers always look forward to team type events as it gives them the chance to join forces with a fellow golfer and play for each other in an otherwise very individual sport. 

It was clear by the halfway mark – the ninth hole – that the competition would be tough. Some excellent under par net scores of 29 (5 under par) were recorded by at least four pairings and the back nine would be the true test.

In the end, it was the young pairing of Jemmy Esther and Dominique Morin who took first place with a spectacular net score of 58 (10 under par!).

Second place was earned by Pascal Esparon and Harold Prea (net 60) and third place was taken by Charlie Morin and Zia Rizvi (net 60).

Subsidiary prizes went to Edwin Palmer and Erwin Pragassen for the best front nine, Joe Andrade and Damien Hoareau for the best back nine, Richard D’Offay for nearest to the pin and Damien Hoareau for the longest drive.

Representing Johnnie Walker to present the prizes were Roland Laljee and his colleagues Patrick Hoareau and Dorothy Asba from Seychelles Breweries Ltd who delivered a magnificent tournament.

Seychelles Breweries is long and faithful supporter of golf in Seychelles and the Johnnie Walker classic golf tournament is open to all golfers of 18 years and over.