Bllimoria, Abayaratne win AMCHAM/Suntel Charity Golf titles
The AMCHAM/Suntel Charity Golf Tournament 2007 which got off on the
in the first week of October at the Royal Colombo Golf Club ended on a
high note with several winners being awarded trophies and special awards
for their outstanding performances. The tournament, organized by the
American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (AMCHAM) and Suntel, saw the
participation of over 164 golfers in a friendly one day tournament.
The tournament got off to a fine start at 6.30 am at the Royal
Colombo Golf Club.
The day's event was followed with a spectacular awards ceremony which
began with the handing over of trophies to winners both categories Men
and Women. David Evans was awarded the Men's A Runner Up trophy, while
Jeoung Goan U and Kamalesh Johnpillai were placed Runners Up in the B
and C categories, taking home a trophy each respectively.
Peroz Billimorio was placed winner in the Men's A Category and winner
of the Overall Suntel Amcham Championship Trophy. The Men's B Category
winner was Say Tien Fatt, who took home a trophy while Jason Daniel was
winner of the Men's C category.
Recognition for the Women's category followed shortly with awards
being given out to Heike Weiss winner of the Women's B category and
Yvonne Abayaratne winner, Women's A category.
In keeping with the philanthropic spirit of the event, the proceeds
from this year's tournament will be donated to Ceylon School for the
Deaf and Blind located in Rathmalana. This tournament, has in the past
raised more than 3 million rupees for a variety of worthy projects,
including the Young Entrepreneurs of Sri Lanka, the Jaipur Limb
Foundation for the Disabled, the Castle Street Maternity Hospital, the
School for the Deaf, the AMCHAM - Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Education
Trust Fund, Navajeevana, the Cancer Hospital, Maharagama and in 2006 the
tournament raised Rs. 250,000 for the Navodaya special Education
Residence School for Boys in Kandy.
Jerry Huxtable, Managing Director of Suntel Ltd, the title sponsor of
the event, commenting on the success of the tournament said, "Suntel is
proud to have been associated with this prestigious event for the third
year. Bringing together golfers from around the country, who
participated with much enthusiasm and contributed to a worthy cause. At
Suntel, we are committed to the upliftment of our community and are
happy that the tournament has raised sufficient funds to support the
needs of the Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind.
Results: Men Overall - Winner; Peroz Billimoria Women A Category -
Winner; Yvonne Abayaratne Women B Category - Winner; Heike Weiss Men C
category - Winner; Jason Daniel Runner up - Kamlesh Johnpillai Men B
category - Winner; Say Tien Fatt Runner up - Jeong Goan U Men A category
- Winner - Peroz Billimoria Runner up - David Evans