The 4 player team of (Pro) Louis Gaughan, (Amateur) Dorin Mateiu, Anca Mateiu and Masoud Sobati returned an astounding 121 Stableford points in the Team Combined Stableford ( Best 3 scores to Count ) event held at Arabian Ranches Golf Club on Tuesday, 10th January 2023.
The said event attracted a quality field of 22 teams. The team is consist of one PRO and three amateur, and the format for this event is an Individual Stable played over an 18hole round of golf. The best three (3) net stableford points from each hole of play were counted towards the scorecards to create a team score. In addition, Professional’s played Individual Strokeplay as a separate competition.
Each amateur used his/her “full course handicap” as the tournament handicap allowance. This allowance is used to calculate net score in points. It was a fun format that delivered lots of par’s, birdies, and eagles and the experience playing alongside Professional golfer’s within the region.
The winning team delivered the goods on the day and all four players were in excellent form.
The second team found themselves dove-tailing by the leaders; And in contention for second place two points behind the winners. The team of (Pro) Jackson Bell, (Amateur) Anthony `steele, Andrew Partridge and Mounzer Joujou scored a combined score of 119 points.
In the stroke play format; Jackson Bell – representing Jumeirah Golf Estates, returned a gross three (3) under par 69 to win the Pro’s Division. Jackson swept aside the competition with a brilliant performance in perfect weather conditions. The division winner won by a clear three shots from runner up Matt Rice. Jackson had no real problems out on the course and managed his game well posting five birdies.
Ryan Smith, handed out the prizes and thanked everyone for their participation in what was a fun day on the Golf Course.