GB&I vs ROW
Rejuvenating a Captains competition from
some time ago, Almouj Golf re-launched the team competition whereby
GB&I took on the rest of the world in a President's Cup style
event. The format was singles Matchplay with the team
securing the most points gaining bragging rights!
A total of 14 matches were lined up each fighting their own
corner to gain a point for their team. The winning side would
need to secure a minimum of 7.5 points across the 14 matches.
It was the rest of the world (ROW) who shot out of the blocks
securing 3 points in the first three matches. Some strong
play from Danny Renihan and John Prescott secured the first points
for team GB&I as they beat ROW team Captain Tenzin Tsarong and
Canadian Kevin D'Amours. The following 3 matches were split
leaving the score being tied at 4-4, leaving things to go either
way with just 6 matches remaining. GB&I and Club Captain
William Welsh had a great match with Sarah Morris as they battled
to the final hole both conceding their putts to settle for a half.
Convincing wins for Catherine Shackleton, David Watson and John
Petersen secured the win for the ROW team and the icing on the cake
came in the form of two more wins for Steve Monson and Hugo Fonseca
to leave a convincing margin between the two sides. The final
score sheet saw ROW win 9.5 to GB&I's 4.5.
Following the heavily competitive golf, cold beverages were
served in the Academy Clubhouse allowing the teams to reflect over
their matches and missed putts! William Welsh conducted a
short presentation to issue the winning team with a new trophy to
the ROW Captain Tenzin Tsarong. This will be the first of many
GB&I vs ROW competitions over the years and we look forward to
seeing if ROW can retain the trophy!
The full results can be seen below:
||4 & 2
||5 & 4
||4 & 3
||6 & 5
||4 & 3
||3 & 2
||7 & 5
||2 & 1
||6 & 4
||3 & 2