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Jalal wins Lautoka golf title

Maciu Malo
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

ABDUL Jalal took out the Transpacific Enterprises-sponsored 12-hole stroke event at the Lautoka Golf Links over the weekend.

The Western Solar System's director recorded 34 to claim top spot with club vice-captain Surend Pillay in second spot on 35.

John Krishna finished third on 37 after winning on a countback from Charles Bhaskaran and Bill Gardiner.

Meanwhile, the beginners category has gained momentum with the inclusion of more newcomers to play competitive golf.

FNU vice chancellor Dr Ganesh Chand played steadily to take out top honours on 40 while first time participant and Real Estate agent Joe Vuluma finished on second spot on 42.

Sazid Raza grabbed the third spot on 43 ahead of Mohammedd Tazim who finished fourth on 44.

The highlight of the day was the eagle recorded on the 6th hole by Lautoka chamber of commerce administrator Mohammed Salim.

Chand was impressed with the turnout at the club especially the interest shown by the increasing number of FNU students and staff members.

"Sports is a very integral part of education and to see the students attending the weekly golfing lessons is testimony to the strong partnership with LGC," he said.

"I am confident to see rapid progress been made in the not too distant future whereby many students will play competitive golf and hopefully become future national reps.

Club spokesman Captain Bill Gardiner said the club was all geared up to host a number of important event with the start of the July month medal, the all-important Lautoka Open Championship, the Club Championship and a number of sponsored classic events.

"The course is being fully mowed and greens are getting into shape," he said.

"Hopefully, in two weeks' time the full 18- hole competition will resume as more and more are playing competitive golf now."

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