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Singh wins title

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, January 19, 2014

SURENDRA Battan Singh won the 2014 Haroon Lateef Memorial Trophy at the Fiji Golf Course in Vatuwaqa yesterday.

The Nausori businessman and son of the late Kuar Battan Singh amassed 46 points to win the prestigious trophy.

Club captain Baljeet (Billy) Singh said Surendra's youngest son was his caddy yesterday.

"We had 128 players that enjoyed the refurbished greens at the Fiji Golf Club and participated at the tournament," Baljeet said.

"This was evident in the players' achievements as all winners were in the range of 40 points."-

Meanwhile in the A-grade competition, Olaf Allen Jr managed the top place finish on 41 followed by Vijay Singh, who defeated Russel Gibson on countback after both scored 40 points.

Meli Matairala scooped the B-grade title on 42 followed by Malcom Wandell (41) and Moses Fong (40) on second and third places, respectively.

In the C-grade competition, Shamal Narayan came first on 44 followed by Arthur Groon on 42 and Moses Naisara on 41.

S H Lim won the ladies division one grade prize on 38 while the division two title went to Deborah Gibson who scored 36 points.

The nearest-to-the-pin prizes was won by Ramesh Goundan, Ilaisa Labaibure, V K Singh and Kamal Singh on the second, fifth, twelfth and sixteenth holes, respectively.

Arvin Lal scooped the professional grade title followed by Mahmood Buksh in second place.

"We would like to thank all the ICE Group members for organising such a good tournament in the beginning of a year," Captain Baljeet said.

"Also to BSP for their kind support to the ICE Group and the Lateef & Lateef Associates' directors and staff.

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