The Chedi Muscat Monthly Medal June 2013

08 June 2013Back

DSC_0109Having held the Tournament of Champions at the end of May the June Monthly Medal was the final chance for the Almouj Golf Members to gain valuable OGC Order of Merit Points in an effort to book a place in the Chrysler Cup Squad. The inaugural Chrysler Cup was held in 2012 and was met with great approval from the 4 participating clubs, each club putting forward a team of 12 qualifiers to compete in the Ryder Cup style event.

Despite the rising temperatures the course presented well and although well into June the temperatures abated sufficiently to see a field size of 30 take to the links. Thanks to the on-going support of Tournament sponsors The Chedi Muscat the players had the incentive of some great prizes and refreshments in the Academy Restaurant on conclusion of their round.

DSC_0106Having put in a recent series of good finishes Iain Watters took his place at the head of the Net division with a fine level par net 72, hot on his heels was the net runner up Ahmad Kamel Mahmud who took one stroke more to complete the Championship Course finishing on net 73.

In the Ladies net division Yvonne Welling produced another fine round, which even with a couple of mishaps saw her take the title with a net 74, the nearest placed player taking the runner up spot with a net 76 was Shirley Prescott.

The gross prize was left wide open with a couple of notable players missing the June medal, on the day favourites also found the going tough which allowed Robert Daniel playing off a handicap of 8 to take the top spot with a gross 81. Roberts round started well with a birdie at the first hole before a couple of error towards the close of the front 9, however Robert rallied well with a fine back 9 of two over par 38 to come in ahead of net winner Watters by a margin of two strokes.

Interestingly all four podium placed players have been getting plenty of Tournament practice over the last few weeks thanks to the evening Academy Par 3 Course League which is clearly paying dividends!

The top 10 scores were as follows;

No. Name Gross Course Handicap Net
1 Iain Watters 83 11 72
2 Ahmad Kamel Mahmud 87 14 73
3 Robert Daniel 81 8 73
4 Yvonne Welling 94 20 74
5 Lee O'Donoghue 90 15 75
6 Kevin D'Amours 84 9 75
7 Nasaruddin Mohamed 86 11 75
8 John Prescott 86 10 76
9 Shirley Prescott 96 20 76
10 Keith Harvey 91 15 76