NILESH Chand claimed the top spot in the Metalworks & Joinery Limited/Islands Pacific Apparel-sponsored Summer Cup round five competition at the Nadi Airport Golf Club yesterday.
The Pundit Vishnu Deo Memorial College teacher displayed brilliant form to win the 18 holes stableford event.
Playing off a handicap of six, Nilesh scored 34 points in the A Grade.
He finished ahead of favourite Ram Khelawan who scored 33 points.
Chand won the nearest to the pin prize and also hit the longest drive.
This was Nilesh's first win of the season.
Nilesh said he had been practising his swings regularly.
"The training is finally paying off," he said.
Mark Hinton finished third position with 32 points.
Former club president Chandra Segran Pillay won the B Grade. Pillay edged out Mahesh Prasad on a countback after both golfers scored 30 points.
Balram was third with 29 points.
Arvind Chand won the C Grade. He scored 37 points. Sunil Dutt was second with 35 points. Gary Jones was third with 34 points.
The final round of the Summer Cup competition will be played next Saturday.