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Lahiri heads to Fiji

Emoni Narawa
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

ANIRBAN Lahiri, India's top golfer, is heading to Fiji in August to contest the inaugural Fiji International.

The announcement was made just after days Lahiri qualified for one of the world's most prestigious tournaments, The Open Championship to be played in July.

Lahiri who has 11 professional titles under his belt is hoping to add another title to his trophy cabinet when the event tees off at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course next month.

"I enjoy competing in different places around the world so I am pleased to add the Fiji International to my schedule," said Lahiri who is the current number one ranked golfer in India.

"Fiji is a beautiful holiday destination but I will be focused on claiming the title. There are a lot of good players in the field; I look forward to the challenge."

Lahiri currently leads the Asian Tour Order of Merit after his win on the Tour in April. He also represented India at the World Cup of Golf in November last year.

The appearance of the 27-year-old is the latest golfing star to confirm his participation alongside Zimbabwean Nick Price and Fiji's national hero Vijay Singh.

Chief executive officer of PGA of Australia, Brian Thorburn said the addition of Lahiri to the Fiji International brings a burst of youth to the field.

"The depth of talent on display at the Fiji International is set to rival that of any of our tournaments," he said.

"I am looking forward to watching one of the rising stars of the game," he mentions in a statement.

The Fiji International will be played at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course from 14-17 August and will be Fiji's first internationally broadcast golf tournament.

Being played for a US$1 million prize purse the Fiji International will be co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and OneAsia.








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