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Learning curve

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, December 27, 2013

NADI Muslim College student Baarroon Hussain is keen to do the country proud when he participates in the NEC Master of Amateur Championship in Australia next month.

At the age of 16, the fifth former will become Fiji's youngest representative in the tournament.

Husain created history in August by becoming the youngest golfer to win a major event after claiming the Coastal Rentals Nadi Open title.

The rising golfer departs for Sydney today with high hopes of recording good results.

Hussain said this was his first overseas trip.

"This trip to Australia is a learning curve for me," he said.

"It will be a challenge to play with the top amateur players from Australia and other countries. My aim is to make it into the Fiji team. This is the first step and I hope to play to the best of my ability.

"I will have two practise sessions on the tournament course and will try hard to acclimatise to the conditions quickly. I'm leaving early and will spend some time in Sydney with family members.

"I will be playing on some courses there before heading to Melbourne for the tournament."

Fiji is the lone country from the South Pacific to get automatic entry into the NEC Master of Amateur Golf Championship which will be played at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Golf Club from January 6 to January 10.

Hussain has a world amateur ranking of 4643.