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Chandra wins inaugural golf title

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, May 12, 2014

AIRPORTS Fiji Limited fireman Anuresh Chandra lived up to expectations by winning the inaugural Srixon Cleveland Classic at the Nadi Airport Golf Club yesterday.

The 33-year-old totalled even par 140 in the 36 holes event.

He scored two under par 68 in the first round and two over par 72 in the second round.

Anuresh finished two strokes ahead of Abid Hussain.

He said the next target was the Fiji Premium Open at Denarau later this month.

"I would like to thank my family and sponsor Raymond Singh for all the support," Anuresh said.

"I haven't played much golf this year but proved myself. I was confident of winning from the start. I missed two national trials and lost a lot of ground in the rankings."

Coastal Rentals managing director Biren Kumar won the overall nett title. He totalled 130. Biren scored 69 nett in the first round and a brilliant 61 nett in the second round.

He said the new set of clubs changed his game.

"I'm hitting better with the new equipment," Biren said.

"It has really improved my game."

Veteran Ram Khelawan won the A Grade nett. Khelawan scored 134. The 56-year-old proved that age is no factor in the sport finishing ahead of a few national elite squad members.

Roneel Prakash was second with 138 nett. Ritesh Chandra finished third with 140 nett.

Kavitesh Prasad won the B Grade nett with a score of 137.

Jerald Sharma was second with 140 nett while Ratu Meli Matairala was third with 141 nett.

Arvind Chand won the C Grade nett. He scored 139.

Natadola Bay Championship Course assistant operations manager Avinesh Gosai was second with 142 nett.

Hemant Kumar claimed the third spot with 153 nett.

Vijay Krishna Singh won the Day One gross prize with 70. Hussain won the Day Two gross prize with a score of 72.

Rohit Chandra won the Day One nett prize with a score of 67 while Hem Chand won the Day Two nett prize with 64.

Nilesh Chand won the nearest to the pin prize.

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