Mills and Lawson take golf honours

DUBAI — John Mills (ARGC) and Ivan Lawson (EGF) were crowned overall champions in their respective Stableford and Gross Divisions at Arabian Ranches Golf Club on Saturday, a press release said.

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Published: Wed 8 Sep 2010, 11:36 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 5:18 AM

As many as 83 players competed in the 13th Dubai Duty Free Seniors Cup. This event was open to Men, 50 years and above and Ladies, 45 years and above on the tournament day. Each player used their handicap index as the tournament allowance to be used at the appropriate stroke index holes.

The card of John Mills, playing off a handicap of +1, was one of the most impressive to date around the challenging layout. With six gross birdies and only 1 bogey on the card, Mills took the course apart to post the winning total of 40 Stableford points. Most of the champions scoring was done on the front nine where he had 21 points followed by an inward half of 19 points. Mills won by one point from eventual Ladies Champion Fortuna Dougherty on 39 points.

Ivan Lawson playing alongside Mills was awarded the best gross prize when he posted 73. Both Lawson and Mills took full advantage of the blue course layout under hot and humid conditions.

In the Ladies Division, home player Fortuna Dougherty (ARGC) returned with a well balanced card of 39 and managed to score no worse than one point on any given hole. Dougherty won by two shots from Jane Bruce-Smith.

Francois Wolfaardt, ARGC thanked Colm McLoughlin, Managing Director of Dubai Duty Free, and his team for their assistance as well as the 83 players from all over the UAE for attending.

Commenting at the Prize Presentation, Salah Tahlak, Director, Corporate Communications, said: “We had a wonderful event at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club and we take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated.”

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