Almouj Golf Club Championships

14 March 2013Back

Almouj Golf Club ChampionshipsIt was with great pleasure and pride that Almouj Golf hosted its first ever Club Championship over the weekend of the 14th and 15th March. The tournament was open to all handicap holding Almouj Golf members and although the Club Champions would be crowned on their 36 hole gross performance there were also prizes and trophies up for grabs in the net division too.

The golf course was in perfect condition for the competitors with the greens slightly faster than perhaps they were used to for regular play. 

Setting the pace on day 1 in the Men's net division was 17 handicap Danny Renihan, Danny's round of gross 86 net 69 was the only Men's net score returned below par on the first day. The gross scoring as expected was tough with only a handful of players scoring below 90, at the head of the list was 3 handicap Tenzin Tsarong who despite starting his round with an 8 at the relatively short first hole battled well to lead his fellow competitors by a margin of 4 shots. In the Ladies division it was the consistent performer Sarah Morris who streaked ahead in the gross with a fine 86 and 2013 Lady Captain Kim Davis who returned the best net of 70 closely followed by Catherine Shackleton and Yvonne Welling on net 71. 

Day 1 did have its casualties as the Championship Course dished out some punishment to the wayward, despite not returning scores the unfortunate players were all encouraged by the fact that there were daily as well as the 36 hole prizes on offer.

Day 2 saw the field take to the course in reverse order with the best gross scores from day 1 teeing off last. Despite some ups and downs over the course of the 18 holes there were ultimately no changes to those at the top of the leaderboard. Danny Renihan's fine first round was coupled with a second round net 75 for a total of level par 144 this was good enough to finish as Men's Net winner ahead of runner John Prescott who added a strong net 74 to his day 1 score of net 72. In the Ladies net division Kim Davis looked like contending for the gross prize for a time before settling for a winning net total of 136 by adding a very fine net 66 to her first day net 70, Yvonne Welling came in as Ladies net runner up.

In the gross division Sarah Morris' lead of 9 shots overnight proved too much for any of her fellow competitors to haul in as she finished with a gross total of 182 to take the title of Almouj Golf Ladies Club Champion 2013, runner up with a gross total of 193 was Catherine Shackleton.

A similar story emerged in the Men's division with 3 handicap Tsarong playing cautious golf through the second round to protect his 4 shot overnight advantage. Despite a fine effort from Nathan Kendall who finished as runner up with scores of 81 and 84 Tenzin proved too consistent with a second round of 82 to add to his opening 77, his total of gross 159 crowning him as Almouj Golf Men's Club Champion for 2013.