Top winners in golf event

THE Lautoka Golf Club course hosted the VKM Dental/Mahendra Gopal 18 holes stroke tournament on Saturday and according to one of the organisers, Vimal Murthi, it was a success.

Top Lautoka golfer James Krishna won the overall gross title with a score of 69 while tournament co-sponsor and Canada-based Mahendra Gopal took home the overall nett title with a score of 60.

The other winners in the one-day event include : A grade : 1st nett- Raaiz Anand 65, 2nd nett – Surend Pillay 66, 3rd nett – Vinesh Murthi 68.

In the B Grade, the 1st nett prize went to Gaffar Ali on a score of 68, 2nd nett was Vikash Chand on 69 while 3rd nett was Chandar Shekhar on a score of 70.

In the C grade, 1st nett winner was Daniel Kumar with a score of 75, 2nd nett was Navitalai Vakaruru on a score of 77 while young Alex Marko took home the 3rd nett title.

The NTP title was taken by Vikash Chand and Prem Chand.

The longest drive winners were Lawrence Naidu at the 3rd hole and James Krishna at the 15th hole.

Sponsor Gopal said he was happy with the turnout and level of competition during the day.

“I have spent a lot of money sponsoring golf here in Lautoka and I will continue to do it in future,” he said.

Gopal also sponsored the Ryder Cup event held at the Lautoka Golf Club course on Sunday.

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