Salauca reigns in Suva golf

JONE Salauca has won the Coretech Fiji and Touchwood Investments club championship earning him a spot in the final eight of the East team to take on the West in August.

Salauca dominated in the first day of competition leading by 2 under par from 70, 3 strokes away from Vijay Goundar.

On Sunday he carded an overall gross of 147 with Rohit Chandra gaining an overall net of 140 with an impressive catch up performance after failing to register in the top eight on day one.

In the B division Y Ahmed scored an overall gross of 164 with Shaun Hong Hwang securing second place with an overall net of 137.

Tournament organiser Vijay Singh said Salauca had been tipped as favourite and played to expectations on Sunday.

“We had a very good game over the weekend, with the weather being a contributing factor.

“Through that we have been able to finalise the players that we need for the tournament to be held in August,” he said.