23rd April 2012
For Immediate Release
Minigolf Report – BMGA British Masters
Richard Gottfried 16th at the BMGA British Masters at Splash Point Mini Golf, Worthing
Luton Minigolfer Richard Gottfried competed in the first outdoor event of the 2012 British Minigolf Association Tour season as he finished 16th of 28 players in the BMGA British Masters tournament that took place at the Splash Point Mini Golf course in Worthing, West Sussex on Sunday 22nd April.
In excellent weather conditions at the 18-hole Splash Point Mini Golf course in Worthing Richard scored rounds of 42(+6), 41(+5), 42(+6) and 43(+7) for a 72-hole total of 168(+24).
|Richard Gottfried playing the 9th hole at the BMGA British Masters at the Splash Point Mini Golf course in Worthing |
- photo by Marion Homer of the KMGC
The 2012 British Masters was Richard’s 76th official BMGA Tour competition appearance since he made his debut in the BMGA British Masters tournament in Southend-on-Sea in 2007 when he finished in 24th spot of 28 players. His three other previous results in the event have seen him finish in 22nd and 23rd places in 30 player fields and 9th in the 2011 event.
The tournament was won by Oxford’s Michael Smith with a score of 137(-7). Cambridge’s James Rutherford was runner-up after defeating Brighton’s Peter Emmerson at the fourth hole of a sudden-death play-off after both players had tied on 144(par).
Richard said “Worthing’s Splash Point Mini Golf is recognised as one of the toughest courses on the BMGA Tour, but it’s always a pleasure to visit. I had hoped to repeat my play from the 2010 British Matchplay Championships at the course with a good finish, but it wasn’t to be. I was pleased with my consistency though, with a difference of only two shots between my rounds I just seemed to have one bad hole per round.”