Regional golf round-up: Arkesh Bhatia takes RAK Junior Open

Joy Chakravarty 09:43 21/10/2015
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Champion Arkesh Bhatia (c).

Arkesh Bhatia produced a blistering 67 to be crowned the RAK Junior Open champion in the eighth edition of the tournament.

Bhatia produced quality nines of 33 and 34 including five birdies and an eagle for a one-shot win over Griffin Joseph. After an up-and-down front nine of 36, Griffin then produced the best back nine of the tournament, firing home six birdies on his way to a back nine of 32.

Kabir Nanda was on a two-under par 70 after beating Aryan Chordia and Sasha Sparacino in a countback.

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The girls championship saw Da Eun Jung take top honors after shooting a 76 to finish one clear of Julia Al Hemoud.

After a solid start, Da sealed the fate of the tournament with four solid closing pars, whereas Julia started solidly but let her chances fade after closing with three bogies.

The Boys Net Division was won by Kevin McCarrick, who shot a 61 to better Vijayesh Harridas by one shot. The Girl’s Net Division saw Kate Bibby win by a whopping 10 shots after her brilliant 66.

Sindhu and Shewakramani are class apart at Creek

Sindhu (c) and Shewakramani (2nd r).

The pairing of Ashok Sindhu and Suresh Shewakramani got back to winning ways with a superb betterball stableford score of 45 points to win the October edition of the OMA Emirates Creek pairs.

There were plenty of good performances throughout the field and the scoring was tight.

The team of Anish Bhatia and Swati Singh, who finished runners-up on the day, did so only by way of a countback over the third placed team of David Gowans and Joy Lirio after both teams managed a very respectable score of 42 points.

The nearest to the pin prize on the eighth hole was won by Dubai Creek’s previous Lady Captain, Paula Savage. Fellow Dubai Creek member Sami Eldin did the same on the par 3 16th.

Murphy’s law at Coral Beach Resort Stableford

David Murphy with his prize.

Club member David Murphy claimed his maiden winter victory in the latest Coral Beach Resort Midweek Stableford at Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club with a superb nine holes of 23 points.

Murphy had an excellent start by claiming 10 points in the first third with three gross pars.

The 23-handicapper, then had an average middle third but finished strongly with eight points in the last three holes to win overall and Division two by two points.

Runner-up in Division two was Chandra Shekaran with 21 points, while Division one spoils went to the man in form and Summer Net Champion Namir Al Naimi with 19 points. SGSC Director of Golf, Martin Duff, was runners-up with 16 points.

eTutorHome to sponsor new parent-child event

Duff (l) with Sumana Halder.

Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club have announced the new Parent & Junior Golf Nights, sponsored by eTutorHome.

These events will take place on Thursday evenings with a 6pm shotgun on November 6, January 21 and April 21.

Director of Golf, Martin Duff, said: “It is fantastic that we have eTutorHome on board as sponsors for these great events that both children and parents will truly enjoy.”

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