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Masters week is one every golfer looks forward to … and it was no different at the Royal Golf Club.
The weekend kick started on Thursday evening with the annual par 3 event on the back nine of the championship course. More than 30 players took to the field to battle it out in an individual format that included best gross & nett prizes.
Jason McNamara managed to defend his title in the gross division to become the first person in local Masters history to do so. His 25 gross was better than all three of the RGC professionals playing on the night.
Sanjay Lal won the gross division with an impressive nett 23.
After the par 3 event, RGC members tried their luck at a special contest from the member’s lounge terrace. From 70 yards, Dena Wales hit it to less than a foot to take home the prize.
Saturday then saw the official RGC Masters, with the winner receiving a replica green jacket just like at Augusta. The RGC Masters is an individual stableford event where members choose a player from the Masters, at random, whose gross score is converted into a stableford score and added to their own.
Rehman Tipu and Masters participant, Si Woo Kim came out on top with a score of 86 points combined. Tipu’s level par 72 from a 10 handicap earned him a two shot reduction.
Ben Elsworth chose Rickie Fowler on the morning of the event, putting him into second place with a total of 81 points.
Unfortunately for Sebastion Woodrow, he chose Marc Leishman who only managed a 73 gross in Augusta meaning he had to settle for third place.