FIJI junior golfers Ufemia Naisara and Baroon Hussein have missed out on a chance to play in the Greg Norman Junior Masters Golf Championship in Australia after failing to secure their visas.
The duo were expected to fly Fiji's flag in the four-day tournament which tees off on the Gold Coast tomorrow.
National Golf Association of Fiji secretary Amitesh Chandra said it was unfortunate that the two golfers had missed the international event.
He said they had lodged the visas of the two players on November 28 and were advised by the Australian immigration that the visa process would take four weeks.
"We tried to fast-track the visas to no avail," Chandra said.
"This is certainly a learning experience for us. The opportunities have been missed by Ufemia and Baroon. It is really unfortunate for Ufemia as she turns 18 years next year and will not be able to compete in the junior tournaments.
"We had been given a grant of $4000 by the government. This money will now be utilised to get players to participate in other international junior tournaments next year."