The Chedi Muscat Monthly Medal May 2013

03 May 2013Back

Tenzin Tsarong Gross WinnerWith the tournament scene at Almouj Golf holding strong despite the increasing temperatures The Chedi Muscat Monthly Medal for May was the final chance of the season to book a qualifying spot in the season ending Tournament of Champions.

As always the Championship Course at Almouj Golf looked fantastic and whilst the extreme weather of the week before had caused much damage to the surrounding area the course itself definitely appreciated the out of season downpours. With the threat of wind and rain still present the course was set up in a more generous fashion than normal, however the conditions for the day stayed fairly sublime which allowed for some very good scoring. Thanks to the on-going support of The Chedi Muscat all players had the extra incentive of the Almouj Golf Friday Carvery to look forward to on conclusion of their rounds!

Hot on the heels of winning the Almouj Golf Club Championships, the gross title in the April Medal and a good showing in the inaugural Black Tee Challenge Tenzin Tsarong playing off a handicap of 3 set the early pace with an outstanding gross 73, net 70. Despite closing the front 9 holes with a bogey at the 8th and a double bogey at the 9th Tsarong rallied well with a solid back 9 of 8 pars and a solitary birdie at the signature 14th hole to record a fine 1 under par 35. Tsarong's round was ultimately good enough to take the gross title by 5 strokes.

Yvonne WellingJoining the winner's enclosure for the first time this season in the net division was Ramly Manja who's gross 81 off a handicap of 17 gave him a fantastic net total of 64, the second best winning net score of the season. Once again Manja played steadily over the front 9 holes but it was on the inward 9 that his scorecard began to take shape, with two holes to play Manja was level par gross for the back 9. Despite 2 closing bogeys Manja's back 9 of 38 saw him take the net title and also book his spot in the season ending Tournament of Champions. Runner Up by a stroke playing off a handicap of 13 was John Prescott.

Revisiting the winner's enclosure for the fourth time this season in the Ladies Net division was Yvonne Welling, following the evident trend Welling produced a steady front 9 of 48 and better it by 3 shots on the return 9 with 45, Welling's total of 93 playing off a handicap of 21 produced a net 72 which was good enough to see of her nearest rival Catherine Shackleton by two shots. To underline the great scoring conditions there were a record seven two's posted on the day, both Tenzin Tsarong and Aaron O'Hara recorded a pair each and the remaining three were scored by Peter Willmott, Ahmed Kamel Mahmud and John Prescott.

The top 10 scores were as follows;

No. Name Gross Course handicap Net Comments
1 Ramly Manja 81 17 64 Best net
2 John Prescott 78 13 65 Runner up net
3 Johan Keyter 101 31 70  
4 Tenzin Tsarong 73 3 70 Best gross
5 Yvonne Welling 93 21 72 Best ladies net
6 Keith Harvey 87 14 73   
7 Iain Watters 84 11 73   
8 Gerard Fleming 103 30 73   
9 Catherine Shackleton 95 21 74   
10 Nathan Kendall 82 8 74   

The next event in the Almouj Golf calendar is the Three Club Challenge on Saturday 11th May followed by the Tournament of Champions on the 25th May.