Almouj Golf Magnolia Medal

12 April 2013Back

ShackletonTo celebrate the first Major of the year Almouj Golf held the Almouj Golf Magnolia Medal. In order to connect with the events unfolding at Augusta each competitor drew a player from the Masters field by lot, their net score would be added to their professional counterparts to give a combined total. To encourage some risk taking and hopefully a barrage of net birdies the Medal format was modified somewhat so that the players all had the safety net of their worst score on each hole being no worse than a net par. In essence the name of the game was to record as many net birdies or better as possible!

BroadheadTaking full advantage of the format and winning the individual category was 26 handicapper Allan Broadhead who's score of net 62 including an astounding 4 net eagles set an insurmountable target for the others in the field. Following hot on Allan's heals was Danny Renihan who secured the runner up spot with a fine net 63. Danny's round was signed off in style with a gross birdie, net eagle at the challenging 18th hole.

When taking the professionals scores from Thursday at Augusta into account it was Catherine Shackleton who had drawn overnight leader Mark Leishman that took the top honours. Leishman's 66 was added to Catherine's net 66 to give the winning combined total of 132, in runner up spot scoring net 66 with his own ball and having Dustin Johnson's 67 added to it for a combined total of 133 was Dale Morris.

Unfortunately due to the time difference the players were unable to retire to the club house to watch some of the Masters action on TV but instead seemed content to discuss the format which was well received with all competitors enjoying the benefit of the modified scoring!

The top 10 scores were as follows;

Position Name Net Pro Score Combined score 
1 Allan Broadhead 62 Jim Furyk 69 131
2 Catherine Shackleton 66 Marc Leishman 66 132
3 Danny Renihan 63 Tiger Woods 70 133
4 Dale Morris 66 Dustin Johnson 67 133
5 Nick Smith 68 Sergio Garcia 66 134
6 Ahmed Kamel Mahmud 64 John Peterson 71 135 
7 John Petersen 65 Brandt Snedeker 70 135
8 Keith Harvey 65 Kevin Na 70 135
9 Gerard Fleming 66 Zach Johnson 69 135
10 Alique Jamal 67 Fred Couples 68 135