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Top golfers battle in Lautoka

Maciu Malo
Friday, August 08, 2014

THE Lautoka Golf Club will be a hive of activity this weekend with the start of TESLA Product-sponsored 14-hole stroke event.

The event is similar to the battle of giants in soccer as all top golfers will fight it out toe-to-toe in readiness for the Islands Electric Cup challenge on Sunday.

Current LGC champion James Krishna, former Lautoka Open champion Prem Chand, former club champion Surend Pillay and former Vatukoula and Lautoka Open champion Raymond Singh will battle it out for the top award.

The top guns will be teeing off together whereby the top four winners will play the match-play event on Sunday.

James Krishna said the competition would be tough but was confident of a good outing.

"I have won both the Lautoka Open and the club championship on numerous occasion and I am confident to once again come out on top despite the strong field of past winners," he said.

"I have polished my chipping and putting and I am very much confident of recording good scores that will qualify me as one of the contenders for the cup challenge.

"I have been playing regularly as the course is in top condition with the grand partnership between LGC and FNU.

Krishna expressed his sincere gratitude to the FNU for improving the golf course and the clubhouse which was not only a sporting centre but also a great tourist attraction.

"The membership has increased with beginners and newcomers joining the club every week.

"It is interesting to note the keen interest shown by FNU students and taff members."

Meanwhile, FNU vice-chancellor Dr Ganesh Chand — after his loss last week on a countback to the ever improving Gaya Prasad has promised an improved performance this weekend.

"This time around I will definitely correct my mistakes and come out clear winner after the end of 18 holes.

"I am looking forward to a tough battle against my fellow golfers such as Mohammed Salim, Sajid Raza, Jo Vuluma, Richard Safiq and Richard Eyre.








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