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World ranking event for golfers
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World ranking event for golfers

Golf Fiji is gearing up for an exciting blue ribbon event, the Combined Fiji Amateur Championship tournament, which will take place at the Denarau Golf Club on May 25 and 26.

GF president Amitesh Chandra confirmed to this newspaper that this tournament will also be the organization’s first world rankings event of the year.

“On May 25-26 we will have the Fiji Amateur Championship which will also be a world ranking tournament. This year we have six events all world ranking. This will be the first followed by Fiji Golf Classic in July,” Chandra .

Chandra believes that organizing this world rankings event is important to introduce our local golfers to international competition.

“After a very long time, Golf Fiji is organizing a world ranking event which will give our golfers the opportunity to be recognized and get invitations to play more world ranking events abroad, which was previously impossible as we do not have world ranking events in Fiji,” he added .

After the tournament, the top three amateurs receive world ranking points.

Chandra also confirmed that Golf Fiji currently only has two players in the world rankings. Therefore, the two-day tournament aims to identify potential players who can represent Fiji in their first World Ranking tournament in Japan in September.

“Once this event concludes, participants’ rankings will influence their selection for international events,” he explained.

A total of 60 participants have been confirmed for the two-day event.

The event is sponsored by AA Spares and supported by Tappoo & Paradise Lighting.