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High hopes for young golfer

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, December 13, 2013

THE National Golf Association of Fiji has high hopes on Jiujiua Takape Lecavanavanua when he participates in the Greg Norman Junior Masters which starts in Australia tomorrow.

Commonly known as Jiju Leca, the youngster's trip has been funded by the parent body, the Fiji National Sports Commission and the Fiji Golf Club.

National Golf Association of Fiji secretary Amitesh Chandra said Jiju Leca was one of the golfers who had excelled in their development program.

"We have high hopes that Jiju Leca with his performance overseas will inspire other junior golfers to take the sport seriously around the country," Chandra said.

"We have a development officer Joe Morrell in Suva who is spreading the gospel of golf in the schools.

"Jiju Leca is one of the players who have emerged from this development program. Funds permitting we would like to start a similar development in the Western Division as well.

"We are grateful to Fiji National Sports Commission for its role in developing the sports and are confident that the support given will improve the standard of the game further in years to come. We are building towards the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea with an aim to win gold medals in both the men's and women's divisions."

Jiju Leca will tee off at 11.14am at the Palmer Colonial Golf Club on the Gold Coast in Queensland.