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Ali leads battle for Lautoka title

Maciu Malo
Saturday, January 25, 2014

FIREWORKS are expected at the Vijay Hair Saloon-sponsored Lautoka Golf Championship to be held at the Lautoka Golf Link today.

More than 35 golfers are bracing for one of the toughest competitions in which competitors will be allowed to use only three of the 14 required golf clubs.

Veteran Lautoka golfer Gaffar Ali is one of the top contenders for the main award but will face a tough challenge from the ever green James Krishna and the ever impressive Suren Pillay.

Ali has been consistent during weekly completions, and his win last weekend has set a good platform for this weekend's competition.

Lautoka Golf Club spokesman Jefrey John said the tournament would be interesting with the introduction of the new rules.

He said golfers' skills and accuracy would be tested because only three clubs would be used compared to the normal competition where 14 clubs are used.

"This tournament is the first of its kind in Lautoka and it will be interesting to see how the golfers battle for the top position," said John.

"It will be a test of accuracy, experience and skills for some of our top golfers such as Gaffar, Suren and James who have over the years stamped their dominance in Lautoka golf.

"The participants are looking forward to this event and it will be interesting to see how they adapt to the new rules."

John said the tournament would also prepare the golfers to be in top shape before the weekly competition starts next month.

He said more development programs for junior golfers had also been planned for the year.


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