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Veteran golfer plays for late wife

Maciu Malo
Saturday, August 02, 2014

VETERAN golfer Gaffar Ali is eager to win the monthly medal tournament for his late wife Indra Ali.

The 61-year-old golfer who is also sponsoring the tournament is confident of a good outing despite the presence of other top golfers.

Ali said the tournament was special and he desperately needed a win as a tribute to her late wife and former golfer.

"This tournament is special for me and I will do all it takes to win for my late wife," he said.

"I know the competition will be tough but it will not stop me from achieving my goal.

"My wife was also a prominent golfer and winning the title would be a perfect tribute."

Ali is expected to face stiff competition from seasoned campaigners such as Prem Chand, Surend Pillay, James Krishna, John Krishna.

Underdogs Usa Koroi, Capt Bill Gardener, Vinesh Murti, Jefrey John and former national soccer rep Vinod Chand are also gunning for the top award.

Notable inclusions are former Lautoka soccer coach Dennis Singh and Ba soccer secretary Iliyaz Khan.

Meanwhile, local rivalry is expected in the beginners category among FNU vice-chancellor Dr Ganesh Chand, Lautoka Chamber of Commerce administrator Mohammed Salim, Gaya Prasad, Richard Eyre and Remington Fiji director Sadij Raza.

Ground spokesman Gaya Prasad said golfers were expected to record good scores.

"The course is fully mowed and golfers can expect to record top scores," he said.

"We have made a lot of improvements to the clubhouse, road and various hazards at the course."

Prasad added more than 20 FNU students and workers would take part at the inter-house competition.

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