Manchester Miniature Open tournament July 25 2009

Richard Gottfried wins the Manchester Miniature Open tournament

On Saturday 25th July Richard Gottfried won the first Manchester Miniature Open minigolf tournament at the 9-hole Championship MiniatureGolf course at Playgolf Manchester. The second ĎMini Majorí competition of the year was played over 27-holes, and in a field of twelve players Richard won with a three round total of 87, after scoring rounds of 27, 31 and 29.

After tying for second-place with scores of 90, Lutonís Emily Gottfried and Birminghamís Paul Johnson played a four-hole cumulative score play-off to decide second and third-place. Emily was able to score a total of 11, while Johnson hit 15, giving Emily her highest minigolf tournament finish to date, and Johnson his second third-place in a Manchester Mini Major.

The tournament was organised by Championship MiniatureGolf, in association with American Golf, and supported by the British Minigolf Association (BMGA).

Lutonís Richard Gottfried, a member of the Midlands Minigolf Club, said "I am so happy to have won my second Mini Major minigolf title. I seem to play really well on the tough greens in Manchester. Itís so difficult to ace any holes here that a two is worth its weight in gold. The final round was very tense, as going into it I was only two shots ahead of Emily and Nick Ashfield. Emily did very well to get second place."

In the Junior Manchester Miniature Open competition Manchesterís Fraser McNeil defeated four other players to take the title with a three round total of 91. Second was Birminghamís Owen Johnson with 94, and in third was Manchesterís Lewis Peacock with 100. BMGA Junior Owen Johnsonís second place-finish was a significant improvement on the fifth place he recorded in Aprilís Manchester Mini Masters.

The Championship MiniatureGolf course is made up of nine mini versions of world-famous golf holes. At Playgolf Manchester you can play accurate, challenging versions of the 16th at Augusta, the 17th at St Andrews, and the 18th at The Belfry, all within minutes of each other. Constructed using high quality all-weather putting surfaces, the holes vary in length from 10 to 20 metres.

To join the BMGA and find out more about the BMGA and its 2009 calendar of events please email mail@minigolf.org.uk or visit www.minigolf.org.uk or download the form here.

For more information about the Championship MiniatureGolf course @ Playgolf Manchester please visit http://www.manchestergolf.co.uk/champminigolf.php.

Pictures (2009) © Gottfried

Rank

Player

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

1

Richard Gottfried

29

27

31

87

2*

Emily Gottfried

29

31

30

90

3

Paul Johnson

31

32

27

90

4

Fraser McNeil

35

26

30

91

5

Nick Ashfield

27

33

33

93

6

Owen Johnson

35

29

30

94

7

Lewis Peacock

34

35

35

104

8

Alan Peacock

40

39

37

116

9

Steve Lindop

34

39

NR

DNF

10

Sarah Lindop

39

39

NR

DNF

11

Alex Lindop

35

46

NR

DNF

12

Jake Greenlee

50

47

NR

DNF

* won a four-hole cumulative score play-off

Adult Rankings

Rank

Player

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

1

Richard Gottfried

29

27

31

87

2*

Emily Gottfried

29

31

30

90

3

Paul Johnson

31

32

27

90

4

Nick Ashfield

27

33

33

93

5

Alan Peacock

40

39

37

116

6

Steve Lindop

34

39

NR

DNF

7

Sarah Lindop

39

39

NR

DNF

Junior Rankings

Rank

Player

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Total

1

Fraser McNeil

35

26

30

91

2

Owen Johnson

35

29

30

94

3

Lewis Peacock

34

35

35

104

4

Alex Lindop

35

46

NR

DNF

5

Jake Greenlee

50

47

NR

DNF

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