Kumar beats Irwin for series

DUBAI — Ashok Kumar beat Mark Irwin 2-1 to be crowned Men’s Singles Matchplay Champion 2012 in the Omega series at the Dubai Creek Golf Club.

By (KT Report)

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Published: Tue 19 Jun 2012, 9:43 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:56 PM

Over 300 players competing in four categories — Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Ladies and the Men’s Scratch Match Play Championship — took part.

In the Men’s Singles championship, consistent performances throughout from Irwin and Kumar saw them go head to head in the final. The final was a thrilling battle with both players keeping up the consistency they showed throughout the event.

Kumar said: “I am so happy that I will finally have my name in the champion’s board in the clubhouse. It is a real honour.” The Men’s Doubles event as always produced some exciting battles throughout.

Jean Hendrickx and Parth Goel along with the family duo of Farad Lakdawala and his son Bayhaan (Men’s Club Champion), showed great teamwork and continuous consistent performances to book their places in the final.

It was the newly formed pairing of Hendrickx and Dubai Creek Junior Open champion Goel who came out on top in the final to take the 2012 title.

The Men’s Scratch Match Play Championship was the only one of the events in which automatic entry was not granted. Instead players had to qualify to take part by finishing in the top 8 of the 2012 Club Championship.

They would then play in the straight knockout event to decide the club’s top match play performer. Two consistent performers, John Fellingham and Paul King booked their places in the final with comfortable victories in the quarter-final and semi-final stages.

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