The Chedi Muscat Monthly Medal March 2013

01 March 2013Back

The Chedi Muscat Monthly Medal March 2013Hot on the heels of the 17th GCC Championships the links course at Almouj Golf once again presented itself for the March edition of The Chedi Muscat Monthly Medal. 

The greens were running a little quicker than normal and although for the week of the GCC Championships the coastal wind had abated it was back in full force for the field of Members on the morning of the Medal.

Out in the very first group playing alongside the Club Captain William Welsh, Danny Renihan set a net target of 76 which was not bettered for the rest of the day. Danny's round was steady with halves of 48 and 45 giving him a gross total of 93 net 76. Two gross birdies on the inward 9 holes offset a triple bogey 7 at the challenging 18th hole.

The gross title was more a case of attrition rather than spectacular golf, the wind had increased in strength through the morning meaning every group on the course had to meet the challenge at some point. Ultimately it was 5 handicapper Aaron O'Hara who kept his head and succumbed to the conditions the least taking the title with a gross 88.

Joining the winner's enclosure for the first time this season in the Ladies Division was Ladies Captain Kim Davis. Playing off a Course Handicap of 26 Kim was off to a great start with an outward 9 holes of 48, despite struggling a little in the mid part of the back 9 Kim brought her score home to record a net 77, good enough to finish one shot ahead of her nearest rival Sarah Morris.

Despite the challenging conditions there were three two's posted on the day, one belonged to Tracey O'Donoghue at the 17th hole while the other pair of two's belonged to Geetesh Tamse who managed to birdie both the 2nd and 4th holes, unfortunately these two holes sandwiched an 11 at the Par 5 3rd hole.

The overall scores were as follows;

No. Name Gross Course Handicap Net  
1 Danny Renihan 93 17 76 Best Net
2 Gerard Fleming 107 30 77 Runner Up Net
3 Kim Davis 103 26 77 Best Ladies Net
4 Allan Broadhead 109 31 78  
5 Sarah Morris 90 12 78  
6 Keith Harvey 93 15 78  
7 Aaron O'Hara 88 6 82 Best Gross 
8 Geetesh Tamse 100 17 83  
9 Iain Liversage 105 21 84  
10 Kevin D'Amours 96 10 86  

The next event in the Almouj Golf calendar is the Club Championships to be played over the weekend of the 14th and 15th March.