MIDLAND INVITATIONAL MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT 2010

Chris Harding wins the 2010 Midlands Invitational Tournament

Great Barr Minigolfer and current BMGA British Number One Chris Harding won his sixth minigolf competition of the 2010 season as he defeated 13 players to win the weekend’s Midlands Invitational Tournament (MIT) played on the 12-hole Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull on Sunday 18th July.

In the field of 14 players Chris won with a four-round, 48-hole total of 87(-9). Runner-up was Luton’s Richard Gottfried, who had led from round one, but gave up a four-shot lead going into the final round, to eventually finish three shots back on 90(-6). Bath’s Kevin Moseley, the 2009 MIT Champion, was third with a score of 93(-3).

The result means that Chris has guaranteed himself a place in the Midlands ‘A’ Team for the British Minigolf Association (BMGA) British Club Championships later in the season. He will play alongside the other players in the top-four – Richard Gottfried (2nd), Kevin Moseley (3rd) and his son Matthew Harding (4th).

The MIT victory was Chris’s third since the competition began in 2005. Eleven-year-old Matthew Harding’s round of 19(-5) also set a new BMGA Tour Course record at the Four Ashes Golf Centre, earning him 50 ranking points in the BMGA Order of Merit.

Results of the 2010 Midlands Invitational Tournament

Rank

Player

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Total

1

Chris Harding

25

20

22

20

87

2

Richard Gottfried

21

22

20

27

90

3

Kevin Moseley

25

22

24

22

93

4

Matthew Harding

26

27

19

23

95

5

Leo Kukielka

25

25

22

27

99

6

Jam Trubridge

24

30

23

23

100

7

Paul Johnson

27

22

28

27

104

8

Seve Kukielka

26

22

29

28

105

9

Peter Jones

26

27

28

27

108

10

Jas Kukielka

26

26

27

30

109

11

Cindy Kukielka

33

26

25

25

109

12

Marc Bazeley

28

26

33

27

114

13

Owen Johnson

31

27

29

31

118

14

Emily Gottfried

32

32

28

27

119

The next tournament on the BMGA Tour is the London Open at Hither Green, Lewisham, before a mid-season break ahead of the BMGA Players Championships and BMGA British Open in Hastings in September.

The Midlands Minigolf Club (MMGC) is affiliated to the BMGA and is made up of players of all standards of ability and ages. In June 2008 the MMGC ‘A’ team won the BMGA British Club Championships for the first time when they defeated six other teams at the Stratford-Upon-Avon course.

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Pre event Press release -  2010 Midland Invitational Tournament in Dorridge, Solihull

The Midlands Minigolf Club, will be holding their Annual ‘Midland Invitational Tournament’ at the 12-hole Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre on Sunday 18th July. The team is looking for new players to join the club, whose members play both locally and all over the country on the British Minigolf Association (BMGA) tour.

Date: Sunday 18th July

Tee-off time: 11am

Location: Four Ashes Golf Centre, Dorridge, Solihull

The competition will be played out over four rounds of competitive Minigolf.

Bath’s Kevin Moseley won the 2009 Midland Invitational Tournament in May last year when he won by five clear shots in defeating 13 other players at the Minigolf course Stratford upon Avon.

The Midlands Minigolf Club (MMGC) is affiliated to the BMGA and is made up of players of all standards of ability and ages. In June 2008 the MMGC ‘A’ team won the BMGA British Club Championships for the first time when they defeated six other teams at the Stratford-Upon-Avon course.

Details of the event can also be found on the BMGA website

 

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