MORE than ten overseas golfers will participate in the Nadi Open Championship at the Nadi Airport Golf Club later this month.
Nadi Airport Golf Club president Chandra Pillay said golfers from Australia, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands had shown interest.
He said the A grade competition would be played over 54 holes making it a world ranking event.
"We have extended our invitations to members of all the golf clubs in Fiji.
"Our former member Pravin Singh will lead a group of former Fiji residents now residing in Melbourne in the competition.
"We are expecting a field of around 130 golfers. There would be more than 40 prizes in total spread in all grades.
"Some golfers are also coming from Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.
"The B and C grades will be played over 36 holes. This competition starts on August 23."
The contenders for overall gross title are Abid Hussain, Roneel Prakash, Olaf Allen Junior, Nilesh Chand and Mohammed Rizwan.
"In the B grade the favourites are lari Ram and Hem Chand. Young Hamza Ali and Sailesh Singh will be a threat to them.
"The C grade will be strongly contested by Doctor Gani, Vimal Naidu and Shamal Narayan. The three-day tournament will end on August 25."