More ‘trials’ for golfers

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Rohit Chandra at Ba golf course. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

GOLF Fiji will hold more trials next year to select the best team for the 2023 Pacific Games.

The parent body of amateur golf held two trials this year.

This was during the Western Amateur Championship and the Eastern Amateur Championship.

Golf Fiji tournament director Rohit Chandra said they had a preliminary squad of 20 players.

He said there were a few players overseas who needed to attend the trials.

“We want to send the best players to the Pacific Games so we will have more trials next year,” he said.

“The 2023 calendar has been released with an increased number of tournaments.

“We will have our annual meeting early next month to sort out other things.

“The main issue is the backlog of tournaments, especially the major club events towards the end of the year.

“We want to change the system so the major club events are spread and given ample time for golfers to participate in.

“What we have realised this year is the major tournaments were congested during the weekends just to complete in the season calendar.”

Seven time Ba Open Champion Anuresh Chandra who resides in New Zealand, is vying for a spot in the national team for the Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands.

Chandra won the Lautoka Open title recently.


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