Prakash leads golf tourney

LAUTOKA Central Primary School teacher Roneel Prakash holds a one stroke lead at the Total Fiji Limited-sponsored Vatukoula Open Championship going into the final round today.

Prakash who plays on a handicap of four, carded five over par 77 during the opening round yesterday at the most challenging course in the country.

Defending champion and Airports Fiji Limited fireman Anuresh Chandra scored 78.

Ba’s Rohit Chandra scored 81 while Rahul Kumar and Nigel Gounden scored 83. National reps Olaf Frank Grant Allen and Abid Hussain who represented the country at the World Amateur Team Championship in Japan last month finished Day One way down the leaderboard at 12 over par 84.

Vijay Krishna Singh scored 85.

Ravin Padarath leads the B Grade with the score of 79 while Michael Hollingworth carded 87.

Eroni Gurutoki leads the C Grade with a score of 103 while Alvin Singh carded 105.

The second round will tee off at 8am.