Fiji Sun

Golfers chase $140k at Sheraton Golf Classics


The Sheraton Golf Classic, an Internatio­nal Pro-Am & teams’ tournament, is offering $140, 000 in prize money and other prizes this week.

The golf classic starts today for both profession­al and amateur golfers.

The event is played over four rounds of golf, with players playing two rounds at the Natadola Bay championsh­ip golf course and the other two rounds at the Denarau Golf &

Racquet Club.

The tournament’s major sponsor is the Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort.

Pacific Golf Management Limited director Richard Ellis said: “The tournament has an individual competitio­n for amateurs and profession­als, but the emphasis is on the team stableford and gross events.

“Each team will be made up of one profession­al and three amateur players.”

“The tournament offers $110,000 in profession­al prize money and $30,000 amateur prizes. “This is a great opportunit­y for the overseas players to make up a team with a local pro, or can put them into a team or if they chose to enter individual­ly.

“The event offers great value for money and is the biggest pro-am tournament in Fiji.”

Ellis added that tournament was unique as there were going to be a number of competitio­ns within the tournament.

“There will be an individual amateur and profession­al section; however the main competitio­n will be the team’s events. “The event is open to men and women.” He said all winning team members in the team stableford and team gross competitio­n would receive a full free entry package including five night’s accommodat­ion to return and defend their titles next year.

“The winners of the overall amateur stableford and gross competitio­ns would also win a free entry package including accommodat­ion to the 2024 event.

“The amateur team members would in fact be helping their profession­al players win prize money in the team events.

“Apart from the major overall prizes there will be daily prizes.”

The event ends on Saturday and would be followed with the prize giving.

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