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Richard makes his Point to win trophy

Richard makes his Point to win trophyRichard makes his Point to win trophy

MED Golf’s season opener the Bistro Point Trophy was won by Richard Atkinson in extremely tricky conditions.

The event at Dońa Julia provided a good but fair challenge to golfers of all abilities, although  through no fault of the golf club the greens were not up to their usual standard.

Richard scored a stunning 42 points, seven points clear of his nearest rival. He also won the best gross score on the five Par-3 holes at one over par and, with his playing partner James Barr, won the best pairs prize with a combined score of 75 points.   

The Best Gross Trophy, for which every hole must be scored, was narrowly won by Matthew Charlesworth with a round of 80 beating Javi Hunter by one stroke. Matthew won the longest drive and was runner up in another category.

Category 1 (handicaps 0 to 12): Runner up with 34 points was Matthew Charlesworth. The winner was Peter Grüetter with a score of 35 points. Peter also won the best senior prize.  

Category 2 (handicaps 13 to 22): the runner up was James Barr on handicap with a score of 33 points playing off handicap 18 for the first time in Category 2 - quite a remarkable achievement given that James was playing off handicap 27 in June of this year. The winner was Louis Calvente with a score of 34 points. Louis is a seasoned Med Golf member and no stranger to the prize list.

Category 3 (handicap 23 and above): Andreas Granlund was the runner up with a score of 32 points and the winner, also on handicap with 32 points was Eddie Diaz.

Nearest the pin winners were: Javi Hunter, Louis Calvente, Andreas Granlund, Mike Cowburn and Tim Mitchell. Nearest the Pin in 2 on a Par 4 was Kevin Jones and Dan Lomax was Nearest the Pin in 3 on a Par 5.  

The next event is the Admiral Casino Trophy at the San Roque Club New course on Sunday October 22.

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