Golfer Lindskog Sees Repeat Camry Win

Stephen
Lindskog of Sweden is
looking for a second round of victory in the third set of the Camry
Invitational golf tournament at Cengkareng Golf Course in Jakarta this week.
    “I’m
well prepared for the tournament and I must always be ready to become a
champion,” Lindskog, who has been living in Indonesia
for 12 years, said during a media conference in Jakarta on Tuesday.
    Lindskog
was extended to playoffs before taking victory over Junaedi Ibrahim at Emeralda
Golf Course last year.
    The Swede
said he expected as tough a competition as before, though he refused to single
out particular rivals he saw as threats.
    “It
will be a different event on a different golf course with different challenges.
But I have confidence,” he said.
    “I
don’t see anybody as opponents (to beat). I will play as best as I can to win
the tournament,” Lindskog, who finished in seventh place at the Krakatau
Invitational in March, said.
    Nursalam
Tabussala, an official in the Indonesian Professional Golf Association (PGPI),
said South Korea, Japan and Australia will also compete in the
tournament.
    Among the
top-ranked national golfers to play are last year’s runner-up Junaedi Ibrahim
and 2006 champion Sarmili, whose hopes for a repeat of the 2006 victory have
been boosted by a win of the Krakatau event.
    The event,
which features 70 professional and eight amateur players contesting for a total
of Rp 100 million (around US$10,000) in cash prizes and a jackpot of a Camry
for hole-in-one slam, will be played under a modified format — two days of
competition instead of four, on a 70-par course with no cut-off.
    Despite
being modified, the event, according to sponsor Johnny Darmawan, has attracted
several of the nation’s top golfers.
    “Although
it is not played in full competition in four days, the event has maintained
competitiveness, which is a good place for the golfers to hone their skills
while chasing the prizes,” Johnny Darmawan, who is the president director
of event sponsor PT. Toyota-Astra Motor, said.
    “We
are pleased that we can hold the event for another year,” he said.

 

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