Monday, October 15, 2012

Minigolf Report – Emily Gottfried Runner-up in the 2012 Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club Open

Emily Gottfried second to BMGA British Number One Michael Smith in 18-player tournament in Hastings, East Sussex.
On Sunday 14th October Luton Minigolfers Emily and Richard Gottfried competed in the twelfth-annual Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club Open. Emily finished the tournament as runner-up in the 18-player field. The three-round tournament was played out over 54-holes on the three seafront miniature golf courses in Hastings, East Sussex.
Emily’s 2nd place total of 107(-1) included rounds of 44(+8) on the Adventure Golf, a new personal best of 31(-5) on the Pirate Golf and another personal best of 32(-4) on the Crazy Golf course. 

Emily Gottfried playing her final shot of the Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club Open tournament to seal second-place

Following the tournament Emily said “I’m thrilled to have come second in the Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Open Championships. It’s the most fun and individual tournament on the British Minigolf Association Tour calendar with all three rounds played on three different courses, so there's something new to contend with on each round. I played really well and enjoyed myself too. I can't wait for next year!”
The tournament was won for a second year-in-a-row by Oxford’s Michael Smith with a score of 101(-7) following rounds of 36, 31 and 34. Emily’s Cambridgeshire Mini Golf Club team-mate James Rutherford was in third-place on a total of 108(par). 

The top three players at the Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club Open competition. From l-r Emily Gottfried, Michael Smith, James Rutherford
Richard finished in 6th place with a score of 114(+6) after rounds of 42(+6) on the Adventure Golf, 33(-3) on the Pirate Golf and 39(+3) on the Crazy Golf course. 

Richard Gottfried plays the 16th hole on the Crazy Golf course at the Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club Open
Richard said “Well done to Emily on her runner-up finish in the Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club Open with some very solid play on three tough courses.”


Lemony said...

Great tournament.. really enjoyed myself, and obviously very happy with my 2nd place!

Thanks to Ted for organising and all of the great "prizes", Marion & David for their patience & hospitality and to Rich for all the practice & entertainment organisation :)

Richard Gottfried said...

Following the 2012 Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club Open played on the three Hastings seafront Miniature Golf courses Emily has made a MASSIVE leap up the BMGA Season Only Rankings!

Emily was previously ranked in 56th place of 83 players with 510 points, but is now up to 31st of 86 players with 1,005 points.

I have moved up one place to 5th of 86 players with 3,420 points.

Richard Gottfried said...

In the latest update of the 2012 BMGA Official Strokeplay Order of Merit ranking list Emily has moved up from 41st place to now be ranked 37th of 88 players.

I remain in 17th place in the rankings.