Tony Hutchinson delivered a fantastic display over the Majlis course to triumph in the TNT Trophy. Tony will join the 11 other qualifiers from Emirates Golf Club in the Grand Final to be staged at Yas Links on 5th October.
Hutchinson carded a superb 42 points over the Karl Litten designed course, the 11 handicapper received 9 shots and his gross 75 included four birdies, five bogeys and a double bogey on the 16th hole. Starting his round in the shotgun start from hole 1 he birdied the second hole but gave shots back on the 6th and 8th holes to see him out in 36, one over par. A birdie on the 10th was followed by a dropped shot on the 11th but the highlight of his round came on the 447-yard twelfth, where he birdied the second hardest hole on the course. A birdie on the famous 18th made up for dropped shots on the 14th, 16th and 17th holes.
Tony’s closest challengers were 5 shots back on 37 points, a trio of members signed for the one-under par mark including Janine Craig, club captain Mike Sim and Jignesh Sangani. Janine took runners-up place due to her 21 points on the inward half and Sim edged out Sangani for third place finish with a better back six tally.
The other 8 qualifiers from the 104-strong field are Alan Salem, Kuttan Malattiri, Paul Byrne, Vijay Devnani, Keith Prosser, Aaron Loats, Yasser Refai and Jon Phillips. Thirty three points was the qualifying mark and the qualifiers will compete against the other 83 finalists from the region in the Grand final on 5th October followed by a Gala dinner and a nights stay in the Abu Dhabi. The 3 winners from the Grand Final will represent TNT in the Dubai World Championship Pro-Am on the earth course in November.
The TNT Trophy qualifiers continue after the summer at the following locations:
Jumeirah Golf Estates – Fire course 7th September
Arabian Ranches 21st September
The Address Montgomerie Dubai 28th September
Bryan Moulds, Managing Director for TNT Express Middle East comments, “We would like to thank all the players who participated in the TNT Trophy along with all our sponsors. We will be back with a bang in September. So if you have not qualified yet, you still have three qualifying rounds before the grand finale at Yas Links.”
Emirates Golf Club
Emirates Golf Club, host of the European Tour Omega Dubai Desert Classic and Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, was the first all grass championship golf course in the Middle East when it opened in 1988. Taking pride in its 36 holes of world-class golf, the club sports two of the city’s finest must-play courses, the Majlis and the Faldo Course, which is also the only 18 hole course in the region to offer night golf. Both courses combine the natural rolling desert terrain for a serious golfing test, while the signature clubhouse, remains the most eye-catching in the region. The Majlis Course has been presented with numerous accolades over its 23 year history, the most recent of which were its 2010 ranking by Golf World magazine as one of the ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in the World’ and its award for ‘Best Course Middle East’ in the Asian Golf Monthly Awards 2010 .
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