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Khelawan reigns in senior golf

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, May 26, 2014

RAM Khelawan claimed the DHL Global Forwarding Seniors/Elite Golf Day competition at the Natadola Bay Championship Course yesterday.

Khelawan won the main seniors title for the second year running.

The 57-year-old scored 90 off the stick.

He edged his brother Mahesh Prasad by one stroke.

Khelawan said he was confident of defending his title from the start.

"The conditions were very windy and this is why the high scores were recorded," he said.

"But I'm happy with my form. The next target is the Fiji Open."

Khelawan also won a nearest to the pin prize.

Rajesh Prasad won the first nett prize after a countback from Doctor Sarat Naidu. Both golfers carded 79 nett.

Mahesh was third with 80 nett. Ananda Madhwan was fourth with 81 nett.

He edged out Prakash Chand after a countback.

ANZ Bank's James Krishna won the overall title in the elite division.

James scored 82 and also hit the longest drive.

Inoke Mudunavere won the first nett prize with a score of 69.

Inoke Nawaikui was second with 70 nett. Kavitesh Prasad was third with 73 nett and claimed a nearest to the pin prize. Ashok Kumar was fourth with 74 nett while Gerald Sharma was fifth with 75 nett.

Vinesh Prasad won the professional division with a score of 81. He also won a nearest to the pin prize.

Sulu Brooks won the ladies division with a score of 76 nett. Lillian Allen finished as the runner-up with 79 nett.

John Krishna won the other nearest to the pin prize.

Natadola Bay Championship Course operations manager Amitesh Chandra said they received overwhelming response for the daylong tournament.

Chandra said next year's event would be bigger and better with DHL Global Forwarding continuing sponsorship.

"There was a last minute rush of entries and the number increased to more than 50," he said.

"We are grateful to Mahen Singh of DHL Global Forwarding for the support," Amitesh added.





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