The Chedi Muscat Monthly Medal June 2013
Having 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.
Having 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
The top 10 scores were as follows;
||Ahmad Kamel Mahmud