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Golf eyes top finish

Zanzeer Singh
Friday, November 03, 2017

THE national golf team is aiming to better its performance at the Asia-Pacific Team Championship which will be played in Malaysia next week.

Fiji was last represented in the championship by Olaf Allen Jr and Roneel Prakash in the 2013 edition.

Allen Jr finished in 66th position while Prakash was placed next.

Fiji did not participate in the 2015 championship which was held in Dubai.

Allen Jr, Abid Hussain, Munesh Prasad and youngster Divesh Kumar are part of the team for this year's event.

National team manager Amitesh Chandra said the championship would be an exposure for players such as Munesh and Divesh.

Chandra said the team had been practising daily.

"This is a big event for Divesh and Munesh," he said.

"Both have been performing consistently. The championship has a lot of prestige with the trophy which is known as the Nomura Cup donated by Shun Nomura who was the vice president of the Japan Golf Association in 1963."

The event is played over 72 holes. It is an individual and team competition held biennially. Four-man teams are fielded from various nations in Asia and the Pacific Islands.

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