For Immediate Release
Minigolf Report – Midlands Invitational Tournament 2010
Luton Minigolfer Richard Gottfried was runner-up in his second consecutive tournament at the weekend’s Midlands Invitational Tournament (MIT) played on the 12-hole Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull on Sunday 18th July.
In the field of 14 players Richard led the way after the first three rounds with scores of 21(-3), 22(-2) and 20(-4) to hold a four-shot lead. However, victory was not to be, as he scored a 27(+3) in the fourth round to record a total of 90(-6), to eventually lose out to current British Number One, Birmingham’s Chris Harding who scored 87(-9).
The result does mean that Richard has won a place in the Midlands ‘A’ Team for the BMGA British Club Championships later in the season. He will play alongside Chris Harding, Kevin Moseley (3rd) and Matthew Harding (4th). In 2008 Richard was a member of the team that lifted the BMGA Club Championships.
Earlier this month Richard was runner-up in the BMGA British Matchplay Championships in Worthing, and the Midlands Invitational Tournament second place is his fifth BMGA Tour Career runners-up spot.
After the tournament Richard said “Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. I’m amazed that I managed to contrive to lose, by turning a four-shot lead into a three-shot loss! On the positive side, to get another runner-up finish shows that I’m there contending for titles and I’ve now had eight top ten finishes from the ten competitions so far this season. Dorridge is a fantastic course and great tournament venue and I hope to be back there again soon.”
Last year Richard was 5th in the MIT, and in the other two MITs he has competed in he has been 3rd and 4th.
Emily Gottfried also played in the competition, but scored rounds of 32(+8), 32(+8), 28(+4) and 27(+3) for a four-round total of 119(+23) and last place.
Photo: The Midlands Minigolf Club (MMGC)