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Lindy Delapenha Golf Classic returns tomorrow

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:12 AM
Khristian Chin (centre), 2019 champion of the Lindy Delapenha Golf Classic, is presented with the trophy by Delapenha’s daughters Marie Claire (left) and Linda.
Khristian Chin (centre), 2019 champion of the Lindy Delapenha Golf Classic, is presented with the trophy by Delapenha’s daughters Marie Claire (left) and Linda.

After a one-year absence because of COVID-19, the Lindy Delapenha Golf Classic returns this weekend. The fourth staging of the charity event will take place at the Caymans Golf and Country Club tomorrow at 7:30 a.m.

The Annual Golf Event is staged by the Munro College Old Boys’ Association (MCOBA) to commemorate the life of Lindy Delapenha, who was a prolific sport icon at Munro College, and had further significant achievements in sports at a global level. It also serves as a major fundraiser for Sports Programmes at Munro College.

The event will begin with Split Tees at holes one and 10 in the categories Men, Men Senior and Men Super Senior, Ladies and Juniors, with an entry fee of $5,000.

Tournament coordinator Telroy Morgan is delighted about the return of the event.

“We at MCOBA are extremely ecstatic to get the annual Lindy Delapenha Golf tournament back on track after the setback last year,” he said. “We expect to be bigger and better this year, albeit during COVID time. We have had tremendous outpouring of sponsors this year, to our surprise somewhat, but we are indeed grateful for what has transpired so far.

“We are even more grateful that we have this opportunity to proceed under the circumstances, which will be conducted under strict COVID-19 protocols.”

Contributions can be made to Munro College Old Boys by paying membership fees online via the Munro website or supporting the event at Caymanas Golf Club, where lunch and drinks will be available during the day.

The ashes of Delapenha, who was an avid golfer, were sprinkled by a palm tree near hole nine, based upon his request.

A headstone will also be erected in the vicinity by his family and the MCOBA tomorrow at midday.