Dmitriy Korshunov
Dmitriy Korshunov winner of the division C and overall monthly medal winner at Emirates Golf Club. Image Credit: Supplied

The Emirates Golf Club season opening medal tournament was held around a tough Majlis course set up. A total of 82 golfers competed for the first medal of the new 2022/23 season.

The overall winner was Dmitriy Korshunov from division C (handicap 21 and above) with a net score of 69. Dmitriy carded an impressive four net birdies and a net eagle on 18 to edge out the rest of the field.

Julian Stanley clinched the division A prize with a net 71. Julian navigated the back nine in one under par gross to win over the runner-up Adel Hamdan on a back nine countback. Adel closed out the round with two net birdies and a net eagle in the last four holes. Third place was sealed by Craig Tredenick with a 72 net. Craig claimed the prize with a better back nine on countback over fourth spot.

The winner of the division B (hancicap 11 to 20) was Karan Badami with a net 69. Karan carded six net birdies on the day and despite a net bogey on the final hole, did enough to take the division B medal. Sekhar Reddy was division B runner-up, also with a net score of 69. Sekhar had a very solid day carding five net birdies against two net bogeys to match the winning score but was just pipped by the winner on a back nine countback. George Clarke carded a very respectable net 71 on the day to take third place.

Rohit Gupta won the best gross prize shooting 76 gross to win out over the rest by a single stroke. After a rough start with a triple bogey on the fifth, Rohit fought back with four birdies in his next eight holes to take this year’s gross prize.

The mens stableford division was won by Mike Kaye.

The winner of the ladies stableford silver division for the day was Margaret Breen with an impressive 37 points. Margaret carded three net birdies on the back nine to win the event by four shots over runners-up spot. The bronze division was won by Roma Khanna with a score of 29 points.