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Ali wins seventh title

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

VETERAN golfer Gaffar Ali bagged his seventh tournament title after winning the Islands Electric Refrigeration-sponsored 14-hole event at the Lautoka Golf Course on Saturday.

The 61-year-old golfer outsmarted young golfers such as last week's winner Vinesh Murti, Surend Pillay and James Krishna to maintain his impressive form this season.

Ali recorded 32.5 to oust club captain Suren Pillay for the top spot.

He said the title win was special.

"This is my seventh win this season and I am happy with my performance," said Ali.

"I have been training hard in the past few months because of the huge interests shown by an increasing number of young participating gofers.

"These young golfers made me to work hard and I am excited to win another title this year."

Mohammed Initiaz also gave Ali and Pillay a good fight but had to settle for third spot on 36.5 while the ever improving Usa Koroi settled for the fourth spot win a score of 37.

Koroi also recorded NTP in the second hole while Murti also reorded NTP on the ninth hole.

James Krishna who had started the tournament on a high note failed to continue the momentum in the later stages of the game.

He hit the longest drive but was not enough to win him the title.

Richard Eyre took out top honours in the beginners' category with a score of 40.5.





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