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Prasad wins golf beginners category

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, August 05, 2014

FIJI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY's Gaya Prasad narrowly defeated his boss and FNU vice-chancellor Dr Ganesh Chand to win the beginners category 18-hole competition at the Lautoka Golf Links course on Saturday.

He pipped Chand on 103 countback to record his first major win in the sport.

An elated Prasad said he was excited with his achievement.

"This is my first win and also the first time ever to complete the 18-hole at the Golf Links course," he said.

"Dr Chand gave me a very tough battle at the same time which inspired me to improve my game.

"I am trying to learn more and to prove myself in the coming weeks where I can play alongside LGC elite golfers.

"The demand is very high in our category as we have 12 others to battle with."

Lautoka Chamber of Commerce administrator Mohammed Salim finished third on 104 followed by Sajid Raza on 104.

Jo Vuluma scored 106 to claim the fourth spot.

In the newcomers category Richard Eyre claimed top spot on 61 ahead of Richard Shafique on 62.

Meanwhile, Manwal Ajay took out the late Indra Ali-sponsored monthly medal event.

He recorded 48 to notch his first title of the year ahead of Abdul Khan who finished in second spot on 50.

Club vice-captain Surend Pillay recorded 51 to finish third while James Krishna finished fourth on 52.

Raymond Singh recorded NTP on the ninth hole and also hit the longest drive.

Ajay who also recorded NTP on the sixth hole was happy with his effort.

"It feels good to win after returning from a four month break and I am looking back to win more title," he said.

"This place has been a hive of activity as membership has risen drastically since LGC FNU partnership took place.

"The club is all geared up to host a number of important events including the FNU golf challenge sports day in October," he added.





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