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Casale and Kinger prevail at Duke of Edinburgh Cup semi-finals

A total of 72 players took part in the 19th Annual Duke of Edinburgh Semi-Finals Charity Golf Tournament at Ocean Club Golf Course this past Sunday. The one-day event was held in support of the Governor General’s Youth Award Program.

Led by gold sponsor Bahamas Food Services, newly upgraded silver sponsor Scotiabank Bahamas Ltd. and other major sponsors including Tyreflex Star Motors, Graycliff and John Bull, the event was a success. Also, Atlantis was able to donate $45,000 to the Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) Program. Over the past 20 years, the collective contribution of the various sponsors is approaching the million-dollar mark.

Chairman of the GGYA Board of Trustees John Bethell Jr. and Chairman of the Management Council of GGYA Archdeacon James Palacious graciously accepted a check from Atlantis Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Golf and Retail Services Ed Fields. Fields said Atlantis is proud of the many successes of GGYA – regarded as the nation’s leading youth program – and pledged his company’s continued support.

While the considerable charitable donation is the most important aspect of the tournament, there is another major incentive for the players: a chance to represent The Bahamas at the Duke of Edinburgh Cup Finals in Windsor, Great Britain. The all-expense-paid trip to the United Kingdom from September 29 to October 3, includes accommodation, airfare, meals and rounds of golf at top courses. The event is capped off with an awards dinner held at Windsor Castle, and attended by a member of the Royal Family.

Winning the event on Sunday and traveling to the United Kingdom to represent The Bahamas in the Duke of Edinburgh Cup Finals were Bill Casale and John Kinger. The runners-up were Peter Waller and Tom McDermott.

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