Luton Minigolfers Richard and Emily Gottfried teed-off in the first event of the 2014 British Minigolf Association (BMGA) Tour season on Sunday 26th of January at the BMGA Star City Open competition at the Adventure Island Mini Golf centre at Star City in Birmingham.
Richard scored a three-round total of 101(-7), having scored 36, 33 and 32 to finish in 11th place in the 40-player field.
|Richard Gottfried playing Hole 9 at the Adventure Island Mini Golf course at Star City in Birmingham|
Emily scored a three-round total 109(+1) after rounds of 40, 36 and 33 to finish in 20th place overall.
|Emily Gottfried plays Hole 2 of the Lost Hut Trail course at Adventure Island Mini Golf in Birmingham|
The 2014 BMGA Star City Open tournament was played over three 18-hole rounds on the Lost Hut Trail course at the Star City venue, and was won Oxford’s Michael Smith. Cambridgeshire’s Adam Kelly was runner-up, with Kent’s Andy Exall third.
Richard still jointly holds the official BMGA course record of 28(-8) on the Lost Hut Trail which he set in 2010 at the BMGA National Open.
Richard and Emily are now in their eighth-year as BMGA Tour players. Last season Richard finished the year in 11th place of 163 players in the 2013 BMGA Official Strokeplay Order of Merit Rankings, with Emily in 48th position.