Sunday, March 11, 2012

Leader for Datec Summer Cup Race Still Open After 7th Round

Seven weeks gone, one week to go, there is still no clear leader in the horizon for the prestigious 2012 Datec summer cup. The race for the top spot is tough as there is only one match point separating the four top leaders on the leader’s board. At present, Arvind Goundar and Juni Joe jointly shared the top spot on seventeen match points each, while on second place with one match point buffer is another two-way battle between Waqa Bauleka and Filimone Jitoko on sixteen match points each. Others on the leader board are also running close on the heels of the leaders. The completion is tough; anybody on top of leader board can claim the leader’s spot this Saturday and will be crowned the winner of the 2012 Datec Summer Cup.

In the meantime, another good field was recorded on Saturday 10th May 2012, where one hundred and nine golf enthusiasts completed another 18 holes in the seventh round of Datec summer cup at Vatuwaqa. It was a beautiful sunny Saturday compared to the previous Saturday.

A business man and die hard golf enthusiast, Eric Nand shot beautiful 3 over, 75 won himself an overall gross prize on Saturday.

Solomoni Nata, 68 nett won Men’s A grade on Saturday. The second prize for the grade was won by Thipait Hussein, 69 nett, while Nigel Goundar, 70 nett colllected the third prize in the grade.

Ram Bajekal, 68 nett won men’s B grade on countback from Susau Managreve, who after a long absence from the winners’ list collected a second prize in the grade. Albert Mariner, 69 nett had to settle for a third prize.

Jujua Vanavanua, 67 nett, won a first prize in the men’s C grade on countback from Rajesh Raj, who had to settle for a second place. Malcolm Wandel, 68 nett, collected a third prize in the grade.

Tomasi Tuivuna, played 3 under 69 recorded his second straight consecutive win on Saturday to win in the professional division.

Claire Mariner, 72 nett, playing her best golf in recent weeks won the prize in the ladies’ silver division, while Rose Sue, 76 nett, won ladies’ bronze division.

Solomoni Nata and Steve Jones each won nearest-to-pin prizes for the fifth and sixteenth holes, respectively.

In the meantime, the final round of the Datec Summer cup will tee off 8.00 am to 1.30 pm on Saturday. It will be a stroke event using championship tees. Current top twenty players on the leader’s board will be in a seeded draw.

Reminder to all Fiji Golf Club members that FGC Annual general meeting will be held at the club at 6.00 pm on Thursday 15th March.