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Murti reigns

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

LAUTOKA golfer Vinesh Murti took out top honours at the Trans Pacific-sponsored 14-hole stroke event held at the Lautoka Golf Link greens over the weekend.

He shrugged off a tough challenge from former champion James Krishna to record a score of 48.

Krishna gave his best to maintain his winning form but it was not enough to win the game as he settled for the second spot with 49.

Evergreen Gaffar Ali who also recorded the longest drive failed to find his rhythm and settled for the third spot with a score of 50 while Manuel Ajay recorded 52.5 to finish on fifth spot.

Meanwhile, in the beginners category the fast improving Richard Eyre recorded 68.5 to edge FNU vice chancellor Ganesh Chand.

Eyre who was introduced to the sport three months ago planned his game well to win his first major title.

Tournament official Gaffar Ali said new golfers had progressed well.

He also attributed Eyre's success to the quality competition provided by his fellow golfers.

"The beginners category has picked up its momentum over the past few weeks.

"We have witnessed great potential from our new golfers and I would not be surprised to see them prosper in the near future."

Ali added the LGC partnership with FNU has benefitted the club, FNU family and the sport as a whole.

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