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Sikder Group Independence Cup Golf Tournament-2020

Salahuddin becomes champions


Published : 14 Mar 2020 09:01 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 06:14 AM

Major General SM Salahuddin Islam won the champion trophy of the 8th Sikder Group Independence Cup Golf Tournament-2020 scoring 6 under par 66 at Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC) in the capital on Friday.

Abdul Aziz Jorge became the runner-up in the competition with a score of 4 under par 68 while Korean golfer Kim Hee Soon became the ladies winner scoring 10 under par 62 in the golf tournament. A total of 636 golfers including 584 male, 40 female and 12 junior golfers participated in six categories in the 3-day long tournament.          

Quartermaster General of Bangladesh Army Lieutenant General Md Shamsul Haque and Managing Director of the Sikder Group Ron Haque Sikder were present at the opening of the final day. The Quartermaster General distributed prizes among the winners at a function at the Banquet Hall of KGC last night.

Winners of ‘Sikder Group Independence Cup Golf Tournament 2020’ pose for a photo with Quartermaster General of Bangladesh Army Lieutenant General Md Shamsul Haque, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sikder Group SQ Islam Mohon, Vice President of Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC) Major General Md Enayet Ullah and other dignitaries of Bangladesh Army and Sikder Group at the Banquet Hall of KGC on Friday night.      Photo: BP


Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sikder Group SQ Islam Mohon, Vice President of KGC Major General Md Enayet Ullah, KGC Club Captain Brigadier General Tajul Islam Thakur, Chairman of KGC Tournament Committee Brigadier General Abidur Reza Khan (Retd) and Chief Executive Officer of KGC Brigadier General GSM Hamidur Rahman (Retd) were present at the function.

Advisor to Sikder Group Tournament Committee Farid Uddin Khan Rumy and General Manager of Golf Operations of KGC Lieutenant Colonel Md Abdul Bari (Retd) were also present during the ceremony.

In his welcome speech, Brigadier General Tajul Islam Thakur said, “We are very thankful to Sikder Group for sponsoring this tournament for 8 consecutive times. Sikder Group is one of the biggest business conglomerates in the country.”

He also said, “March is a very significance month to us for three reasons. Firstly, Historic 7th March Speech by all time greatest Bengali Leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, that laid the foundation of our great War of Liberation in 1971.”

“Secondly, 17th March, just only three days left, the birth centenary of Father of the Nation going to be celebrated across the country. Thirdly, 26th March, the Independence Day,” he added. Master Tasnim Karar became the junior winner among 12 participants in ‘Junior 9 Hole’ category of the tournament. 

Besides, AF Nesaruddin won the Senior 18 category, Taslima Yousuf won the Ladies 9 Hole category, AFM Sarwar Kamal won the Veteran 9 Hole, and Col Mohammad Mohiuddin won the Senior 9 Hole of the tournament.

In addition, Mr Shadaab Iqbal Siddique won the Longest Drive prize hitting 291 yards while Col Md Nazmul Alam won the Nearest to Pin contest.

In Handicap categories, Maj Gen Mashud Razzaq became the champion (0-15 Handicap) scoring 4 under par 68 while Brig Gen AKM Akhtaruzzaman won 16-22 Handicap, Brig Gen Mohammad Selim won 13-21 Handicap and Brig Gen Mahbubul Haque won the 22-24 Handicap in the tournament.

A large numbers of participants, other members of the R&R Aviation Limited and high civil and military officials with their spouses attended the function. 

The prize giving ceremony was followed by colourful cultural programme, dinner and raffle draw. Country’s renowned business conglomerate Sikder Group sponsored the golf tournament marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Every year Sikder Group, the leading business group of the country, arranges this prestigious golf tournament on the occasion of the Independence Day.