Richard Gottfried 13th and Emily Gottfried 24th in national Miniature Golf tournament.
Luton Minigolfers Richard and Emily Gottfried competed in the BMGA British Minigolf Championships tournament that took place at the 18-hole Strokes Adventure Golf course on Westbrook Promenade in Margate, Kent on the 10th and 11th May.
In the nine-round, 162-hole tournament Richard finished in 13th place overall in the 30-player field, and was 6th of 14 players in the men's general class. Emily finished in 24th place and was third in the BMGA British Women’s Minigolf Championships contested by five players.
Richard scored a nine-round total of 354(+30) after rounds of 41, 43, 39, 40, 37, 43, 34, 34 and 43.
|Richard Gottfried playing the 17th hole at Strokes Adventure Golf during the BMGA Hole-In-One Charity Challenge shootout|
In the tournament's Hole-In-One Charity Challenge Richard was the only player of 28 that managed to score an Ace on the 17th hole to win the shootout.
|Emily Gottfried playing hole 1 at Strokes Adventure Golf in Margate during the BMGA British Minigolf Championships|
Richard said “My two rounds of 34 were really good, but I’m pretty disappointed with the other rounds. Strokes Adventure Golf has some real killer holes and I tripped up on a few of them this year. On the bright side I’m really pleased to be the first winner of a BMGA Hole-In-One Challenge shootout this season.”
Emily said “I am really pleased to have won the Bronze Medal at the British Championships during a really windy weekend on the seafront at Margate. The weather did make a few of the holes more challenging than usual so I didn’t score as well as I’d hoped, but I am happy with third place. I’m also pleased that I scored one sub-40 round at the Strokes course, which is renowned for a few really tricky holes and difficult greens.”
The winner of the 2014 BMGA British Championship was Adam Kelly from Linton, Cambridgeshire.