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Chaka DeSilva claims second Moongate Tour title

Chaka DeSilva (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Chaka DeSilva captured a second win on the Moongate Tour in trying conditions at a windswept Port Royal Golf Course today.

The professional and Tour co-founder shot a superb one-over 72 in strong gales to finish three shots clear of nearest rivals Nick Jones and Dwayne Pearman, who finished tied for second at four over to round off the podium.

“I had a good day in the wind,” said DeSilva, whose round included two birdies and three bogeys. “Port Royal played extremely tough and I was pleasantly surprised with my golf game and being able to control it in testy conditions.

“I did not put myself under too much pressure. I kept the ball in front of me and I have to say it was a good day for me.”

Fellow professional Jones led by two shots with five holes left to play which he relinquished after carding a double bogey at the par-3, 16th.

Experienced professional Pearman was also in the thick of the hunt for honours a shot off the lead through No 12 but fell off the pace after carding two bogeys coming in to finish joint second.

Professional Scott Roy (77) finished alone in fourth followed by amateur Joe Roberts (79) and professional Chris Smith (79) tied for fifth.


(a-denotes amateurs)

Chaka DeSilva 72

Nick Jones 75

Dwayne Pearman 75

Scott Roy 77

Joe Roberts (a) 79

Chris Smith 79

Bently Gibbons (a) 83

Gordon Cox (a) 84

Alexander Capitillo 87

Andrew Trott-Francis 88

Twilly Smith 89

Mylan Simons (a) 100

Mackih McGowan (a) 104

Kyle Lightbourne (a) NC.

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Published February 25, 2023 at 4:11 pm (Updated February 25, 2023 at 4:11 pm)

Chaka DeSilva claims second Moongate Tour title

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