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Lee guides team to victory at Natadola Ambrose event

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, September 01, 2014

NATIONAL rep Sam Lee guided Outrigger on the Lagoon to victory at the charity team Ambrose event at the Natadola Bay Championship Course on Saturday.

The Outrigger on the Lagoon team finished the 18 holes event nine under off the stick to earn the top spot with 55 points.

Outrigger on the Lagoon had the services of Peter Hopgood, Lindsey Palmer and Russell Blake.

General Machinery/Metal Works with Alvin Singh, Salesh Singh, Ram Reddy and Mohammed Faiyaz was the runner-up with 56.75 points.

Coastal Rentals/Sigatoka Motor Spares finished third with 57 points. The side included Biren Kumar, Gerald Sharma, Rajesh Prasad and Akuila Kata.

A total of $2500 was collected during the event. All proceeds collected will go towards the funding of the Fiji team's trip to the World Amateur Teams Championship which starts in Japan on September 10.

The championship is organised by the International Golf Federation and will feature a total of 75 countries.

Fiji is the only Pacific island nation to participate in this prestigious event.

National Golf Association of Fiji secretary Amitesh Chandra thanked PGA Australasia, Fiji Sports Commission, Srixon Cleveland and Outrigger on the Lagoon for their sponsorship for the national side.

At the last championship in 2012 in Turkey, Fiji was ranked 52 out of 72 countries.

Olaf Allen Jr, Abid Hussain and Lee will represent the nation at this year's championship at Karuizawa.

The team departs for Japan on Saturday.

Meanwhile Lee has jumped 467 spots in the latest world amateur golf rankings.

He is now ranked 2841. Allen Jr is Fiji's best ranked player at 1818.

Anuresh Chandra is ranked 3505, Roneel Prakash is ranked 4258 while Barroon Hussain is ranked 5346.

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