05 April 2017
Path to Win The 2017 Sea Games
The second event of the Indonesian Golf Tour entitled Permata Indonesian Golf Tour, not only presented a tight battle between Indra Hermawan and George Gandranata but also gave a glimpse of the rivalry between two of Indonesia’s best amateur golfers: Naraajie E. Ramadan and Almay Rayhan Yaquta.
Naraajie has been a national athlete since 2015, while Almay, who won the Lowest Amateur in the first event of the season, was the only amateur to qualify at the 2016 Indonesian Open. Naraajie won this one, taking home the Lowest Amateur title with a three-stroke lead over Almay.
The Permata Indonesian Golf Tour Lowest Amateur title is Naraajie’s second on the IGT. He claimed his first at the second event of the 2015 IGT which was held at the same venue, Modern Golf & Country Club.
"My goal in this IGT was actually to finish in the Top 5," said Naraajie, who finished the tournament on even par, 216. The event was his first IGT tournament following his absence in the 2016 series due to representing Indonesia in international events.
Speaking about his what motivates him to play in the IGT events, Naraajie said, “I was looking for some experience playing with professional players. I got many lessons in the professional events.”
His efforts are forging a path towards an intended peak at the SEA (Southeast Asian Games) in August this year. "I want to win gold medal SEA Games," added Naraajie.