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Focus on women to try golf

11 February 2016
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Suva (Fiji Times) - THE Fiji Sugar Corporation Penang Golf Club Course in Rakiraki will be a hive of activity this weekend with the staging of two tournaments.

On Saturday, an 18 holes stable ford event sponsored by Supreme Fuel will be played while on Sunday a tournament will be held to mark Valentine's Day.

Interest in the sport is increasing in Rakiraki with the club executives now focussing on getting women also involved in the weekly competitions.

The club's president Anish Chand said they have requested all the players to bring their wives and partners for a special ladies competition on Valentine's Day.

"We are hoping to introduce ladies golf and the turn out on Sunday will help us gauge their interest."

Meanwhile, the club also hosted two tournaments last weekend sponsored by Fiji Bandag.

On Saturday Kumar Sami took out the first prize in the 18 holes bogey event after carding plus 6.

Jese Bale came second on a countback from Kumar. Anand Sami was third with plus 3 while Usaia Goundar finished fourth with plus 2.

Semi Goundar won the three clubs stroke tournament on Sunday. He shot 61 nett.

The 15 handicapper carded rounds of 39 and 37 to beat a field of 20 players.

Club captain Sanmogam Goundar came second on a count-back from Semi. Sagdev Goundar took the third place while Prakash Naicker was placed fourth.

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