Deputy Sultan graces Inter-Ministry Golf Tournament awards ceremony
Fadhil Yunus

HIS Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Deputy Sultan, yesterday consented to present the HRH Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Championship Trophy of the Inter-Ministry Golf Tournament in conjunction with the 20th Civil Service Day to the Ministry of Development (MoD) at the Royal Brunei Golf and Country Club (RBGCC) in Jerudong.

Played in a Stableford format for the best eight players, the Ministry of Development bested the rest with a total score of 560 points to capture the title and was trailed by the Ministry of Education in second place with 571 points and the Ministry of Defence in third with 572 points.

The winner of the best gross went to Kilali Hj Munchit from the Ministry of Home Affairs while Azmi Hj Osmar from the Ministry of Defence was awarded the best nett winner.

Meanwhile, Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki Pg Hj Jambol from the Ministry of Defence clinched the Division A Category, while Khairul Hj Bakar from the Ministry of Development emerged victorious in Division B. Abdullah Hj Ahad who represented the Ministry of Education captured the Division C title.

The winner of the VIP category was Dato Seri Setia Hj Md Zaimi Hj Talip from the Prime Ministerís Office.

Awang Jaini bin Haji Abdullah, Director-General of Civil Service, in the programme book said the golf championship was envisioned to strengthen and foster closer ties among officers and staff in the public service.

The competition served to promote social interaction among players and directly contribute towards supporting the best practice of a healthy lifestyle.

This year the Civil Service Department was entrusted to organise the golf tournament in conjunction with the 20th Civil Service Day on selected dates in June.

A total of 122 government officers and staff from nine ministries took to the course and was divided into four categories namely team, individual, VIP participation and invitational.

The golf tournament opened on June 6. - Borneo Bulletin (23 June 2014)