The weather man had put on beautiful overcast conditions on Saturday for round one of DATEC Summer cup competition, which will be played over the next seven weeks. The opening round of the competition had attracted another good record of one hundred and twenty eight golfers, who played 18-hole stableford event at the Vatuwaqa golf course.
Despite the adverse weather conditions experienced in Suva and around the country in the last couple of weeks, the Vatuwaqa course has been maintained in top conditions as evident in good scores recorded in the tournament.
Up and coming young golfer, Alvin Sharma had played a magnificent 75 gross, 3 over, to win a prize in the overall best gross category in the tournament.
The prizes in each of men’s three grades and two of ladies’ grades were awarded according to best overall individual stableford points scored.
In men’s A grade, Ashok Goundar, 45 points, played a best golf to win himself a first prize in the grade. The second and third prizes in the grade were won by Feizal Haniff, 41 points and Robert Williams, 40 points, respectively.
Ashok Goundar also scored an impressive eagle on 13th Hole.
Manish Deo, 42 points won a first prize in the men’s B grade, while Ishwar Nand, 41 points, won a second prize on countback from Adish Naidu, who settled for a third prize also on countback from Umesh Shandil.
Craig Brimson, 39 points, claimed the first prize in the men’s C grade on countback from Paul Bennion, who collected the second prize. The third prize in the grade was won by Darryn Sunnex, 38 points.
Mahmood Buksh, 75 gross, 3 over, won the professional division.
Clair Mariner, 35 points and Geum Lim Kim, 41 points, won the ladies’ silver and bronze divisions, respectively.
Marika Vada won the nearest-to-pin prize on the second hole, while Ravineet won the NTP on the sixteenth hole.The second round of DATEC Summer Cup will be played on Saturday 04th Feb. 2012. The tee off will be between 08.00 am and 1.30 pm.