Smith wins first Cambridgeshire and Essex Open Minigolf Championship
12 Oct 2015 at 09:55 | Published by: Hans | Views: 4026 | News search
Nuno Cunha at the Cambridgeshire and Essex Open Minigolf Championship (Photo by Richard Gottfried 2015)
Twenty-eight minigolfers from the British Minigolf Association tour competed in the inaugural Cambridgeshire and Essex Open Minigolf Championship held on the 18-hole Miniature Golf course at Dunton Hills Family Golf Centre in West Horndon, near Brentwood on Saturday 10th October.
The tournament was won by Oxford’s Michael Smith with a total of 123 (+15). Sussex’s Steve Lovell was runner-up with 129 (+21), with Portugal’s Nuno Cunha finishing in third-place on 132 (+24) after defeating Essex’s Mark Wood at the fifth hole of a sudden-death play-off.
The three-round competition was organised by the Cambridgeshire & Essex Mini Golf Club, and co-tournament organiser Emily Gottfried said “The Dunton Hills course is unique and a real test for the pro players as it’s so different to other courses we play on the tour. We received a wonderful welcome from the team at Dunton Hills Family Golf Centre and the CEMGC really enjoyed organising and taking part in the event. We hope to come back soon.”
Players from four other club teams, including Planet Hastings, The Midlands, Sussex Wasps and Kent made the journey to take part CEMGC Open and compete for the variety of cash and spot prizes on offer.
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