Naidu wins in Lautoka

Lautoka Golf Club junior golfers (from left) Steven Leger, Jayden Dau and Alex Qiokata prepare for the club championship on Saturday after scoring excellent scores last weekend. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE heavy downpour at the Lautoka Golf Club course last Saturday did not deter avid golfers from participating in the Phil’s Autoport-sponsored 14 holes stroke event.

Former Lautoka and Tavua football rep, Lawrence Naidu grind out a nett 48 to stake claim for the A- grade title.

In-form Manwal Kumar secured second spot on 49 with Raymond Singh a shot further back on 50 to settle for third position.

Consistent Arvin Pillay excelled in the B-grade with a 46 nett edging Davendra Mudaliar, who scored 48 to maintain second position while veteran Gaffar Ali finished third on 50.

Tilak High School Year 9 student Alex McConner, 14, won the C-grade title on 48 with Steven Leger a distant second on 52 and Navitali Vakaruru finishing third on 54.

Newcomer Taito Lawakele took ownership of the beginners’ category on 50