The 4th consecutive Nations Trust American Express Golf Extravaganza was held at the Royal Colombo Golf Club recently with the participation of 230 players. The tournament was conducted over two sessions with shotgun starts in the morning and afternoon and was open to players in the categories Men, Seniors & Ladies. It was concluded with an award ceremony followed by cocktails.
Nishan Nawaratne clinched the Overall Winner title and walked away with the Nations Trust American Express Challenge Trophy for the year 2011. He was also awarded with the main prize of Rs.50,000 bill wipeout on his American Express Credit Card.
Division A, categorized by a handicap of 0 to 9, was won by S.J. Kim who scored 45 points with Richel Hameed coming in second with 38. Division B was won by Glenn Mathew who scored 41 points with Stopponi Giancarlo coming a close second with a score of 40. Vicram Misri was declared the winner of Division C followed closely by Anil Amarasooriya in second place.
In the senior category, J M Wanigasekera took home the trophy while in the Ladies category Ms. Jane Hong was declared the winner.
A number of Special recognition awards were presented to the Banks winning customers as well as customers coming in with the highest scores.
Commenting on the sponsorship Renuka Fernando, Deputy CEO said “we are very happy to have run yet another successful tournament for the 4th consecutive year. As always our objective is to bring our valued customers a super day of golf and at the same time allow us to entertain and be with our customers throughout the day. It is gratifying to note that nearly all the participants are in fact customers’.
Nations Trust Bank PLC is one of the fastest growing banks in Sri Lanka today. Its’ market positioning of being the benchmark of convenience is now ably supported by a host of financial products & services to a wide customer segment. The bank believes in a customer centric approach and brings their Private Banking and Inner Circle propositions, together with SME Banking and Leasing across a growing branch network of 42 branches and 6 Personal Banking Centers. Nations Trust Bank is also the sole issuers and acquirer for American Express cards in Sri Lanka.