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Pillay Scoops Golf Award

Pillay Scoops Golf Award
Geotech Drilling International Limited managing director Gary Barnett (left) with Rahul Pillay in Lautoka on November 12, 2017 Photo: Charles Chambers
November 14
11:00 2017

Salex Shipping and Freight operations manager Surend Pillay weathered the downpour last Saturday and emerged unfazed as he recorded a magnificent 5 under par 64 to become the new Geotech Drilling International Limited Lautoka Season Opening tournament.

The quiet-spoken Pillay, along with the remainder of the field were drenched during heavy showers which failed to dampen the spirit of the golfers.

The day also highlighted the emergence of Alex Qiokata, a junior golfer who has been involved with the junior development programme at LGC, who won the C grade title.

The 13-year-old recorded 67 nett to beat Arnold Arvind Pillay and Mohammed Riaz of Sydney.

For Pillay being crowned overall champion could put him in the front foot for this weekend’s Geotech Drilling International Limited and Islands Electric Lautoka Open.

Newcomer, James Ledger also emerged into the top drawer after only a year playing golf and was declared the overall nett champion with a score of 60.

In the B grade, Mohammed Intiaz pulled ina score of 62 nett and edged out Rusiate Kauniloloma who recorded 67 and Abdul Jalal who was third on 68 nett.

In the A grade, Islands Electric staff, 60 year old Gaffer Ali, who helped shape the golf course in his younger days was declared the winner with 65 nett, followed by Anthony John on 66 nett and land Transport Authority staff Vinesh Murthi third on 67.

Other prize winners – Longest drive – Tevita Drauniniu; Nearest to the pin on the 2nd and 11th hole – Lote Delai; Nearest to the pin on the 9th hole – Ashneel Kumar.

Meanwhile, Singh said they have limited space available for the Lautoka Open which will be held on Saturday. Singh said there would be no late entries accepted after the closing time.

He said golfers from around Fiji have confirmed their participation for the Lautoka Open.

“I’m urging golfers to register early to save any disappointment,” Singh said.


Edited by Leone Cabenatabua




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