Fiji Time: 1:10 PM on Tuesday 23 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Lee eyes US Open

Zanzeer Singh
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Oklahoma State University student Sam Lee will compete in the US Open golf qualifying tournament later this month.

Lee is a top prospect to represent Fiji at the World Amateur Teams Championship in Karuizawa, Japan, from September 3-14.

National Golf Association of Fiji secretary Amitesh Chandra said this was the first time Lee would be targeting a spot at the US Open. Chandra said it would not be easy.

"This year a record 10,127 players will attempt to qualify for the US Open," he said.

"The 18 holes qualifying tournaments will be held at 111 different courses. After that there will be a 36 holes sectional qualifying tournament.

"Sam has been playing well and is a front-runner for a spot in the Fiji team for the World Amateur Teams Championship. If he qualifies for the US Open then it will be a big boost for the sport in the country."

The US Open will be held at Pinehurst from June 12-15.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. $30m drug haul
  2. Payout for former TV execs
  3. Dad reunites with daughter
  4. Bleak Christmas for family
  5. Song draws tears at turtle's release
  6. $150k facility for passengers
  7. Obey the rules, stay safe and save lives
  8. $60m gold investment
  9. Business as usual this Xmas
  10. LTA targets taxi permits

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  3. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  4. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  5. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  6. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)
  7. Drunk doctor claim Monday (22 Dec)
  8. Rugby star's emotional celebration with children Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. Axed but at peace Monday (22 Dec)
  10. Years later daughter still feels pain of losing dad Friday (19 Dec)