Golf - Dominic Morin wins Barclays Mug at first attempt


04-May-2009

Dominic Morin (centre) receives the Barclays Mug from Ms Morel as club captain D’Offay looks on

Dominic Morin, Charlie’s son, registered a net 61 in the recent Barclays Bank-sponsored monthly mug competition for victory in his first attempt.

On his first nine holes, he shot two sevens on two par fours and a nine on the ninth hole. His gross 46 was two more than that of another 14-year-old – Axel Andrade. Simon Dine carded a gross 40 (net 31). It was going to be a battle between the not-so-old and the youngsters.

Playing in the second group, Dine, who has a handicap of 18, played well, but failed to make some birdies, to finish with 43. This gave him 65 net – a good enough score to win the crystal mug.

Andrade made too many bogies and double bogies, and his 52 gross on the back nine put him out of the race.

Dominic Morin shot a couple of triple bogies, but he made up for these by shooting many pars and one birdie. When he wrote his 43 on the scoreboard, his dad Charlie jumped in delight as his score relegated Dine to second place.

Third was Richard D’Offay, who finished with a 67 net, as did Godfroy Andrade. D’Offay won third place thanks to a better back nine.

After the competition, the prizes were presented to the winners by Colleen Morel, corporate affairs manager at Barclays Bank. Club captain D’Offay thanked the bank for sponsoring this monthly competition for well over 12 years now.

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