Dubai: Kevin O'Connell (4) and Steve Bennett (5) lifted the Toyota Golf Day in the Al Futtaim Motors Golf Series at Arabian Ranches Golf Club yesterday.
The event was started by a 1.30pm shotgun. A field of 82 members and their guests were competing over the fixed yardage course in a 2 Player Scramble. The format gave each 2 player team a 30 per cent handicap allowance of the players' combined handicaps to be deducted on completion of play.
O'Connell and Bennett starting on hole 14 soon got themselves under par with 6 gross birdies from 14 to the first hole of the course. A card baring 9 gross birdies, and halves of 33 and 31. Despite the small handicap allowance of 2.7 their clubhouse lead held them through. Tony Dougherty (5) and Fred "The Fox" Watts (10) also started out in similar form to the winners with birdies at 15 and 16, the highlight of their round being 3 birdies in a row over holes 1 3 of the course. Notable scores came from Junior duo Findlay Ingram (4) and Robert Legnar (6) who scored a gross 67 nett 64.
Elliott Gray commented, "We are very grateful to the support we receive from everyone at Al Futtaim Motors. Special thanks go to Tony Barlow and Derek Harper who assist in the running of our events."
1st Kevin O'Connell & Steve Bennett 61.3
2nd Tony Dougherty & Fred Watts 62.5
3rd Wayne Sheridan & Dave Sumsion 63.1
4th Mark Gathercole & Ian Broom 63.8
5th Nick Hopwood & Doug McLennan 63 (30).