​MRDC walks off with golf title

It was another successful event for the PNG Olympic Committee when they hosted this year’s Prime Minister’s Corporate Golf Challenge in Port Moresby last Friday.

MRDC took out the title in Port Moresby, walking away with the trophy and return tickets to Sydney courtesy of Air Niugini.

The event drew 30 teams from various corporate organisations and government institutions.

Air Niugini also provided prizes for the second and third places, which went to Southern Cross Assurance Group and Tupira Surf Club respectively. The second prize was for return tickets to Brisbane and the third were return tickets to Cairns.

Senior vice-president of the PNG Olympic Committee, Mel Donald, congratulated the winners and thanked all the teams that participated.

Donald thanked Prime Minister Peter O’Neill for his patronage of the event. She also acknowledged PNG Olympic Committee’s partners The National, Air Niugini, Ela Motors Toyota, Coral Sea Hotels, Theodist and Coca-Cola.

She extended her thanks to other support sponsors who provided prizes.

Donald said sponsors and organisations should be proud that they contributed in taking the athletes this far.

Acting Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Charles Abel, who stood in for Prime Minister O’Neill to do the official tee-off, commended the participating organisations for their support toward Team PNG.

Funds raised from the event will go towards Team PNG’s participation at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu in December as well as preparations for the Commonwealth Games in April 2018.

Sophie Yaruso