13 April, 2018, 12:00 am
NADI businessman Abid Hussain is the top seed for the Tappoos-sponsored monthly medal at the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club course in Nadi next Saturday.
Hussain is fresh from victory winning the East Amateur Championship at the Fiji Golf Club course in Vatuwaqa, Suva last weekend.
He has a handicap of plus two which is the higher than the other amateurs in the country.
Hussain is Fiji’s number one amateur player with a world ranking of 2060.
Fiji Golf Club’s Olaf Allen Junior is the only other player to have a world ranking of 4033.
Denarau Golf Club manager Amitesh Chandra said Abid had all the credentials to win the inaugural monthly medal event.
Chandra said big tournaments had been lined up for the season.
“The New Age Lighting and Refrigeration four-person Ambrose will be played next Sunday,” he said.
“This will be followed by the Fiji Premium Pro-Am next month which has a prize purse of $2500 for the professionals.”