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Hakim wins senior golf

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, November 26, 2012

ABDUL Hakim won the Fiji Senior Golf Association (FSGA) stableford event at the Fiji Golf Club (FGC) in Vatuwaqa yesterday.

Hakim scored 41 stableford points to scoop the Bank of the South Pacific-sponsored event, which is played amongst members above the age of 55.

Vidhya Lakhan finished second in the senior men's grade on 39 points after beating Moses Fong on countback.

In the ladies category, Margie Brown finished on top with 35 points followed by Lyndall Fisher, who also scored 35 points but lost on countback.

Hillary Pickering on 32 was placed third.

In the junior grade, which has golfers below the 55-year bracket, Adish Naidu scored 40 stableford to win the first place followed by Jin Byeong (40) and Paul Kitt (39) on second and third, respectively.

The most golf prize went to Judith Greenwood.

The nearest to the pin prizes was won by Naidu, Hakim, Caroline Chang and Robert Williams on the second, fifth, twelfth and sixteenth holes, respectively.

FGC spokesperson Kevin Maitava said perfect weather conditions throughout the day helped golfers to amass excellent points during the competition.

He said 53 golfers turned up to compete in the day-long event.

"FSGA is a group on its own and anyone above the age of 55 can join the association by paying $100 lifetime membership fee and $10 competition fee at every tournament."