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Golfer plans tour games

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, January 25, 2013

SUVA golfer Olaf Allen Jr is aiming to participate in more overseas tournaments this year in order to achieve his dream of being ranked within the top ten.

Allen Jr moved 404 places to 700 in the latest world amateur golf rankings.

This is the best ranking achieved by an amateur golfer in the country.

The national rep said he was proud of his achievement.

He said financial support was needed to realise his dreams of being ranked in the top ten.

Allen Jr said this was achievable.

"I'm proud of my efforts so far," Allen Jr said.

"Moving up to world number 700 is a positive step towards my goal.

"I want to be in the top ten.

"I can do that if I continue to play well.

"But to get there I will need to play in overseas tournaments.

"This is where the financial factor comes in. I will need sponsors in order to travel overseas," said Allen Jr.

Allen Jr who plays on a scratch handicap won the Champion versus Champion tournament in December.

He was placed 23rd in Australian Masters of Amateur Championship in Melbourne earlier this month.

Some of the other titles Allen Jr previously held includes Heilala Open (Tonga), Lautoka Open, Ba Open, Nadi Open, Suva Open, Pacific Harbour Open, Fiji Open and Starwood Classic.


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