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BAKSHI GRABS TOP HONOURS IN EMIRATES MONTHLY MEDAL

Manish Bakshi fired a superb five-under par net 67 to take the honours in the OMA Emirates Monthly Medal series at the Emirates Golf Club which features a unique end-of-season Porsche shoot-out.

Bakshi’s score saw him topping the B Division by three shots from Sekhar Reddy in the May medal event, staged in association with Porsche Centre Dubai and Ascot and Chapels, with Craig Dunn another shot away in third.

Christian Klynge edged to a slender victory in Division A, recording a two-under-par net 70 to edge out Joe Smith on a countback, with Qamar Rasheed third after returning a 71.

More than 70 players were in action on the Majlis course, and Jan Hooftman topped the C Division with a level par net 72 in an event which was part of the official Order of Merit to send 36 qualifiers into a Grand Final in January 2017.

Eleven-year-old Arjun Gupta produced a sparkling performance to win the best gross prize, recording a dazzling one-under par 71 containing 13 pars, three birdies and just two dropped shots.

The Emirates Golf Club qualifiers for the Grand Final will be joined by another 36 qualifiers from the monthly medal series at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club.

Each of the monthly medal events features a Porsche Centre Dubai nearest-the-pin competition, and Allan Cross became the second winner at the weekend on the par 3 seventh hole.

He will be one of eight qualifiers and eight other invited golfers forming two teams led by celebrities contesting the season-ending par-3 style Porsche Centre Dubai shootout on the Majlis course’s 18th hole.

As the May medal division winners Klynge, Bakshi and Hooftman are now invited to play at Al Hamra Golf Club in September with a chance to win a place in the RAK 2016 Golf Challenge Pro-Am, a Challenge Tour Event being played at the course in October

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