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Tony bang on target at Senior Summer Open

Tony bang on target at Senior Summer Open

A field of almost 40 golfers of fifty years or more battled it out to become inaugural champion.



Published: Tue 23 Jun 2015, 12:13 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:12 PM

Senior Summer Open winners seen with SGSC men’s vice captain William Neilson. — Supplied photo

Senior Summer Open winners seen with SGSC men’s vice captain William Neilson. — Supplied photo

Dubai — Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club hosted its first Senior Summer Open which was won by its member Tony Bang after achieving an impressive 38 7/8 course handicap stableford points.

The Korean, who hasn’t been in the best of form of late, returned nines of 17 and 21 with 6 net birdie and only 1 no score on his card.

A field of almost 40 golfers of fifty years or more battled it out to become inaugural champion. The event started at 3pm, to avoid as much heat and humidity as possible, with all but 1 of the veteran golfers completing their games.

Ironically all three podium finishers played off 11 handicaps (receiving 10 strokes) with Alex Tivi 9SGSC), back from recent heart related problems, and Sanjoy Das (SGSC) taking second and third places respectively. Das can be considered unlucky not to have taken second spot after he incurred a penalty in the 13th green when his ball moved after he had grounded his putter.  Failure to replace the ball before he played it resulted in a further penalty and a zero point return on that hole instead of the more probable two points.

The championship also had a gross division, which Rene Larsen (JGE) won with 30 points adding the summer title to the winter one he won back in November.  Satnam Kaur (EGF) won the best lady title with 28 points. 


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