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Ali wins third consecutive golf title

Maciu Malo
Monday, January 27, 2014

VETERAN golfer Gaffar Ali continued his fine form to record his third consecutive victory in the Vijay Hair Salon-sponsored stroke event at the Lautoka Golf Link on Saturday.

Ali survived strong competition from big names such as Suren Pillay, Vijay Ram, Prem Chand and Raymond Singh to calmly finish the tournament on a high note.

He recorded a score of 35 to claim and closely followed by club vice president Suren Pillay who finished second on 36.

Ali said the win had laid the platform for this weekend's club championship.

"It was a tough competition and luck was on my side to shrug off tough competition against my fellow competitors," he said.

"The tough challenge made me to work hard resulting to my win and it's a humbling experience to win three consecutive tournaments in Lautoka.

"The win has also boosted my morale for this season and I am challenged to maintain my winning form.

"There are many good golfers in Lautoka that forced me to come out of my shell and win the main prize."

Ali was stretched to the wire towards the end by Pillay and Vijay Ram who finished third with 38.

Prem Chand recorded a score of 39 finishing fourth while Raymond Singh finished fifth overall with 40.

A total of 22 golfers competed at the tournament and many more are expected in this weekend's club championship.





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