23rd March 2011
For Immediate Release
Minigolf Report – BMGA National Open in Liverpool
Luton Minigolfers Richard and Emily Gottfried teed-off at the British Minigolf Association National Open on Sunday 20th March at the brand new Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf course at the Liverpool ONE shopping centre.
Richard finished in 16th place in the 19 player field, with Emily in last place, with both players struggling on the 36-hole, two course ‘Swamp’ & ‘Volcano’ layout.
Richard scored rounds of 39, 39 and 39 for a 54-hole of 119(+11).
Emily scored rounds of 37, 43 and 45 for a total of 125(+17).
The tournament was played over three 18-hole rounds at the Jungle Rumble venue, and was won by Oxford’s Michael Smith with a score of 92(-16). Cambridge’s Adam Kelly was runner-up, with Lewisham’s Nick Sandqvist third.
Following the main-event Richard competed in the five-player Scrap Iron Cup competition played between members of the Midlands Minigolf Club. In the 18-hole event Richard qualified for the matchplay final against Flintshire’s Peter Jones. The final result saw Richard seal a one-hole victory to win the cup for a fourth time.
Richard said “To be honest the tournament was a disappointment and with a niggling back injury I didn’t feel that comfortable in practice either. The two Jungle Rumble courses were fun to play and very testing, but I just couldn’t find the holes-in-one out there in the tournament itself, I had a lot of close twos, but then picked up some ugly threes. But it was some consolation to regain the Scrap Iron Cup, and great to have a new city stop on the BMGA Tour.”