AN EAGLE FINISH FOR ASANKA SECURES THE AGMC JUNIOR OPEN TITLE AT MEYDAN
March 4th, 2018
Saturday the 3rd of March 2018 saw 50 of the region’s most promising talents compete at the Troon managed Meydan Golf for the AGMC Junior Open.
With an 8 am Tee Time, Asanka White had a nervous start with a Double Bogey on the 2nd Hole and a Bogey on the 3rd Hole to put himself at 3 over Par. However, this did not phase the 24th ranked Junior in the current Emirates Golf Federation Order of Merit.
Having completed his Front 9 in 2 over Par, White proceeded to try and make up the shots he had dropped earlier in the round. Although there was another dropped shot on the 11th, a Birdie, Eagle finish resulted in a fantastic Back 9 of 34, 2 under Par and the Clubhouse lead with 5 groups remaining on the Course.
1 shot proved to be enough for Asanka to claim the AGMC Junior Open Title as three players posted scores of 73, with Natalii Gupta taking the Runner-Up Prize after a countback from Jay Mullane and Toby Bishop.
In the Nett Competition, Kellie Gachaga and Sam Mullane both finished with Nett Scores of 66. A level Par back 9 of 36 by Gachaga was the deciding factor as to who would claim the Winners Prize. Nearest the Pin on the 15th was won by Jay Mullane, following a precise iron shot to a tricky Pin Location. Vijay Haridas completed the group of Prize Winners after hitting a very long Tee Shot on the 18th to win Longest Drive.
Phil Dobson, Golf Operations Manager at Meydan Golf thanked the Event Sponsor AGMC BMW and Prize Sponsor Rivoli for their continued support at the facility and wished all Junior’s the best of luck for the remainder of the Season.
The next event to be hosted at Meydan Golf is the AGMC Men’s Open, which takes place on the 13th and 14th of April 2018.