Saturday 7th August saw the cream of British Minigolfers make the annual pilgrimage to Dunton HIlls to contest the 2021 Cambridgeshire and Essex Open. After a hard fought battle in testing conditions, Seve Kukielka of the Welsh Minigolf Club emerged victorious to claim his first tour victory, edging out the defending champion Michael Smith (MMGC) by a single shot, with the reigning World Crazy Golf Champion, Marc Chapman (KMGC) three shots further back.
Dunton Hills is the most challenging course on tour but a special mention goes to Seve, Michael and Chris Wood (CEMGC) who each shot the low round of 39.
In Category 2, the newly appointed captain of Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club, Paul Tutt, took the gold medal with a score 139, ahead of the home clubs Matt Dodd (CEMGC) on 143, with David Hartley (PHCGC) taking the bronze medal on 144.
In category 3/4 Freddie Novis (PHCGC) took the gold medal, Neil Tann (CEMGC) silver and newcomer Marton Geda (Unattached) an excellent bronze.
In the Women’s category Ayshe Greenan (CEMGC) took the gold medal, Marion Hartley (PHCGC) silver and Laura Skinner (Welsh Minigolf Club) the bronze medal.
Simon Brown (PHCGC) took the coveted Aces prize with a grand total of 3.
Speaking following his victory, Seve said “ I’m very happy with how I played this tournament and to win against such a strong field only will only help me in future events.”
The final word goes to host club captain and chief tournament organiser James Rutherford “It was a pleasure to welcome everyone back to Dunton Hills for our Open this weekend. The club couldn’t be happier to see Seve lift his first trophy. Some of the scoring this year considering the conditions was excellent and it’s great to see so many players beginning to master the course”
Full results can be seen here: http://bmga.online/results/2021/2021CEMGCO/result.htm
Don’t forget that the next event is the Sussex Wasps Open on Sunday 29th August. Contact Steve Lovell for details.