Sport - Golf - TFA Junior Monthly Medal
TFA Junior Monthly Medal - Prize Winner's Photo Image Credit: TFA

Jumeirah Golf Estates hosted its sixth and final round of the 2023 Tommy Fleetwood Academy Junior Monthly Medal over the Fire course last week.

The format was an Individual Stroke play with participants playing from the orange tee markers of 50% of their handicap in the 9-hole event.

Tommy Carr Jr won the gross division for round 6 with a score of 35 gross (1 under par). Carr Jr’s performance was the best result of his appearances in the monthly competitions. He had just one bogey on his highly consistent 9-hole game. Birdies came on the first and ninth holes.

The scoring for the net division was very competitive, and the result was determined through a card count-back. The winner was Jameel Choudary, with a fantastic score of net 31 (five under par). Like Carr Jr, Choudary had just one bogey on his 9-hole card. He had five net birdies and a regular birdie for his excellent five-under round.

The runner-up prize went to Samarbir Kochar, also with a score of 31 net (five under par). A highlight of Kochar’s round came on hole four, where he made a net eagle.

Fifteen junior golfers participated in the event over its six-round series. In the second round, the juniors were lucky to meet and speak with Tommy Fleetwood, who attended and awarded prizes. This was the inaugural year of the Tommy Fleetwood Academy monthly medal.

Samarbir Kochar was the successful winner of the Net Order of Merit. Kochar played in all six events, winning one and totalling 87.5 ranking points; this put him 25 points clear of the field to win a Titleist golf bag.

The 2023 Gross Order of Merit winner was Alexander Rushika, with a fantastic record in the tournament. Rushika amounted to 95 ranking points over five events and won two of them. He also won a Titleist golf bag. He is an exciting prospect, and the Academy and very impressed with his progress.

Whilst concluding the prize-giving presentation, Adam Stastny, Assistant Golf Services Manager, commented, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who played in this event throughout the six rounds over the year. I am particularly impressed with the quality of golf on show and the improvements we have witnessed throughout the tournament. Another thank you to Joe and Diarmaid for their help and support.”