For Immediate Release
Minigolf Report – BMGA British Masters in Worthing
Richard Gottfried 4th and Emily Gottfried 12th in national Miniature Golf tournament.
Luton Minigolfers Richard and Emily Gottfried competed in the BMGA British Masters tournament that took place at the 18-hole Splash Point Mini Golf course at Denton Gardens in Worthing, West Sussex on Sunday 14th April. In the four-round, 72-hole tournament Richard finished in 4th place overall in the 27-player field. Emily finished in 12th place overall, and was the winner in the Category 3 event contested by 13 players.
Richard scored a three-round total of 143(-1), having shot a new personal best of 32(-4), followed by rounds of 40(+4), 34(-2) and 37(+1).
|Richard Gottfried plays the 12th hole at Splash Point Mini Golf|
Emily scored a total 174(+30) after rounds of 41(+5), 50(+14), 41(+5) and 42(+6). To win Category 3 Emily defeated Wales’ Paul Godding in a sudden-death play-off at the third extra-hole to take the title.
|Emily Gottfried in her play-off against Paul Godding at Splash Point Mini Golf|
The winner of the 2013 BMGA British Masters was Cambridgeshire’s Adam Kelly with a score of 132(-12). Splash Point’s Peter Emmerson was runner-up on 135(-9) and Oxford’s Michael Smith 3rd on 142(-2).
Richard said "I was pleased to be in the mix in the British Masters this year and fairly happy to have finished fourth. To score three sub-40 rounds at Splash Point Mini Golf is great as it’s recognised as one of the country’s hardest courses and I only had two bad holes out of 72 during the day which was a massive improvement on my last performance in Worthing. Well done to the new champion Adam Kelly and thanks to the team at Splash Point for hosting a brilliant tournament."
Emily said “My 12th place finish was higher than I anticipated before the tournament, so I was really pleased! I played really well in all but one round and I’m happy with my performance overall. The play-off against Paul was tough, so I was ecstatic to win it and be the top Category 3 player at the British Masters.”
Richard made his debut in the 2007 BMGA British Masters in Southend-on-Sea, finishing in 24th place. Until his 4th place in Worthing his previous best in the event was a 9th place finish when the competition was held in Margate in 2011.