STB’s first national corporate golf competition | 15 July 2019
Dominique Bastienne wins, earns right to play in MCB Tour Championship PRO-AM
The cloudy weather did not stop 43 golf enthusiasts to join the Seychelles Tourism Board’s first national corporate golf competition which was held on Saturday at the Constance Lemuria Resort on Praslin.
This tournament was used as qualifying rounds to offer invitations to amateur golfers to take part in the MCB Tour Championship PRO-AM on December 4, 2019.
Dominique Bastienne was the winner with 37 points followed by Catney Laporte with 34 points and young Jaden Deltel scooped third place with 34 points.
“I was not expecting to win today but I came and played well and I am satisfied with the results,” winner Dominique Bastienne shared.
The best ladies’ prize went to Bridget Weaver with 34 points and 14-year-old Adrian Andrade was the best youth with 35 points. Christian Marx was the nearest to hole number 5 while best junior Adrian Andrade was nearest to whole number 10.
The five local golf enthusiasts will now start preparation for the MCB Tour Championship PRO-AM event slated for December 4, 2019.
The 18-hole individual Stableford competition took place on Saturday over four-and-a-half hours and players aimed for the highest score, to have the golden opportunity of playing alongside senior professional golfers from around the world in this December’s PRO-AM event.
Bernadette Willemin, STB’s regional director for Europe and also the main coordinator for the event, said: “This (the STB first national corporate golf competition) will give an equal chance to all golf enthusiasts to participate in the MCB Tour Championship and is also in line with STB’s efforts to increase both local and international visibility as well as showcase its commitment towards the sports community.”
“As usual we always encourage other partners to join us so as to bring different communities together and we’re glad to have Constance Lemuria Resort, Shreeji Group and Seychelles Breweries as the main local partners as well as HONMA, the Japanese leader in premium golf products partner with us for this tournament,” added Mrs Willemin.
This is the first partnership between STB and Shreeji Group (Seychelles) and visionary entrepreneur Gopi Dubasia shared her hopes that this is only the beginning of a long term partnership between both parties in various fields.
“We are a very diversified group offering a wide range of businesses. What started off as a family business of the Bhudia family 23 years ago has now flourished into a group which ventures into construction, furniture, supermarket, décor store, residential and commercial developments and soon we are planning to move in the tourism industry, including medical tourism. Very soon we will also be introducing our Seychelles registered brand K-Lux and we are thus glad to be able to support domestic golf players to ensure qualification to the MCB Tour Championship PRO-AM in December,” said Ms Dubasia.
Text : Nadia Bedier
Photos: Romano Laurence