Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 3rd 2016 Contents A54
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, June 3, 2016
Former West Indies batting legend
Brian Lara will be among the field to con-
test this weekend s Coca Cola-sponsored
St Andrews Golf Club Championship at
the club s home ground at Moka, Maraval.
Lara s improvement in the sport has earned
him the handicap needed to contest the Cham-
pionship Flight, which will see defending
champion Sol Joanni attempting to retain the
title he won last year.
Joanni, who also won the Sagicor Invitational
Golf Championship earlier this year, is expected
to face challenges also from top TT golfers
Deryck Gonsalves, Wayne Baptiste and Douglas
Ammon and late entrance Richard Camacho,
who was a member of the T&T team that
won the Super Seniors division of the
Caribbean Championship in Jamaica earlier
Yesterday, the club s golf operations co-
ordinator, Robert Lara, said a field of 17 golfers
will contest the championship flight over the
two days of action on Saturday and Sunday.
It will also include the country s fastest improv-
ing junior player Ryan Peters, who represented
this country at the Toyota World Junior Qual-
ifiers in April this year. Lara confirmed that
two other top TT golfers who participated at
the qualifiers---Sachin Kumar and Liam Bry-
den---have opted to skip the tournament to
focus on their studies in the United States.
Among the women, last year s "A" class
winner Ysabelle Lawrence will be going for a
repeat, but would have to get past challenges
from Christina Ferreira, who has returned
home to play in the just concluded national
trials, as well as Sabrina Mitchell and Serena
Mackenzie. Lawrence, Ferreira and Mac Kenzie
coincidentally have all made it on the T&T
team to contest the Hoerman s Cup in
Bahamas later this year.
A total of approximately 110 golfers will be
in action in four division A, B, C and D. Lara
(Robert) explained that the championship, for
the first time, is being used to raise funds for
the Living Waters Community, which is one
of many charities that Coca Cola will be pro-
The beverage company will assist Living
Waters in achieving many of its goals in a
move to better the lives of the underprivileged
Carenage Blasters I pushed its perfect record to
4-0 in the T&T Table-Tennis Association Division
Two Inter-Team Tournament with a convincing 3-
0 defeat of Arima Hawks at WASA Sports Club, St
Joseph, on Monday night.
The players picking up the wins for Blasters I, now
with maximum eight points were Joshua Maxwell,
Luc O Young and Matthew Mootra all in winners row.
Maxwell defeated Rawle Parsons 11-8, 11-3, 11-6;
O Young whipped Linda Partap-Boodhan 11-3, 11-9,
11-5, and Mootra overcame Ian Joseph 11-6, 9-11, 11-
However, WASA I spoiled the day for the visitors
with a 3-1 triumph over Carenage Blasters II led by
Davonne Joseph s two wins from as many matches to
improve to 3-0 and six points in second spot, the
same as the University of T&T (UTT) and Hawks,
who have played four matches.
Blasters II were first to strike when Jesse Dookie
outplayed Ancil Russell11-8, 11-9, 11-9, but that was
the lone moment of success for the visitors as Joseph
and Riad Abasali combined for three wins.
First, Joseph outlasted Nikoli Barbour-Alexis 11-5,
13-15, 11-7, 7-11, 11-7 while Ali also won in five sets
against Finn Bos, 11-7, 12-10, 8-11, 10-12, 11-5 before
Joseph stopped Dookie, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-8.
Down at the University of T&T, Corinth Campus,
host UTT trounced D Abadie Youths 3-0 inspired by
former national senior women s team champion, Brit-
Joseph was first on board and battled past Daveon
Humphrey 11-6, 13-11, 11-6 before team-mates Kamal
Hunte and Lamani Clarke won from Daryl Rampersad
(11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7) and Ian Springer (11-9, 13-11,
In another match, D Abadie Youths I crushed WASA
II, 3-0 at WASA, St Joseph for its first win in three
matches with Edwin Humphreys beating Neville Cabie
11-7, 11-8, 11-7; Ronald Williams over Chelsea Fong
8-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-6, 11-5, and Sherdon Pierre humbling
S Mangaroo 11-3, 11-9, 11-3. The loss left, WASA II
in a four-way tie with UWI, Blasters II and Himalaya
Tough Guys on five points apiece, one more than
D Abadie Youths I.
Also at WASA, but in Division Three, Petrotrin had
a 3-0 win over WASA III with Clinton Cardinal beating
Donald Humphrey 11-7, 11-5, 11-6; Andre Sergeant
rolling over Levi Barclay, 11-4, 11-3, 11-7, and Darion
Phillip easing past Christoff Roberts 11-5, 11-5, 11-8.
Petrotrin s win lifted the south club to maximum
six points from three matches, level with Montrose
United I, which blanked Harvard 3-0 and Arima Table-
Tennis Club while Blasters III, and Couva Table-Tennis
Club, have five each.
Lara to contest Coca Cola Championships
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