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Lecavanavanua set for top golf event

Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, December 05, 2013

YOUNGSTER Jiujiua Lecavanavanua (left) is happy to see his dream of representing the country unfolding in front of him.

The upcoming golfer who is a member of the Fiji Golf Club will leave the country on December 8 to participate in the annual Greg Norman Junior Masters Tournament in Australia.

Lecavanavanua, a Form Three student of Suva Grammar, is looking forward to the challenge and hopes to improve on his skills through this exposure.

"I'm a bit nervous about this. Representing the country is a big thing and I'm looking forward to it," he said.

"I hooked up with golf some five years ago when the national golf ran a junior golf clinic in my school.

"I will do my best in this tournament."

FGC junior golf co-ordinator Veramu Rokotavaga said Lecavanavanua deserved the chance to represent the country.

"He has been knocking at the door and is a very promising, solid and consistent golfer," Rokotavaga said.

"In the monthly medal competition last month, he shot a 69 to win the A-grade prize."

The FGC is organising a barrel nite this Saturday to assist with Lecavanavanua's trip.

Ticket price is $20.