Minigolf Report – Birmingham’s Chris Harding wins the 2012 BMGA Star City Open

Harding wins first British Minigolf Association Tour event of the season at Adventure Island Mini Golf, Star City, Birmingham
 
 
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Jan. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- The 2012 British Minigolf Association season got underway with the BMGA Star City Open on Sunday 22nd January at the indoor Adventure Island Mini Golf complex at Star City, Birmingham. The three-round, 54-hole tournament was won by Birmingham’s Chris Harding following a sudden-death play-off against defending champion Michael Smith.

The top three places were all decided by sudden-death play-offs, as Harding & Smith had both finished regulation play on scores of 90(-18). Harding managed to defeat Smith with a hole-in-one at the fourth extra-hole.

In the battle for third place Linton’s Adam Kelly defeated Cambridge’s James Rutherford in the play-off after both players had scored 93(-15) over their three rounds.

31 British Minigolf Association (BMGA) Tour players competed in the event on the 18-hole indoor Lost Hut Trail Adventure Mini Golf course.

Other prize winners on the day were James Trubridge, who took the Category 2 Player winner’s prize, with Freddie Blackburn Shaw second and Ruth Burke third. In the Category 3 (Novice) contest Marina Breeden took first place with Richard Linden the runner-up. Seth Thomas won the junior title with Owen Johnson runner-up. The Aces Champion was Marc Chapman with 17 holes-in-one across the competition.

BMGA Chairman Sean Homer said “Thanks to all who played at the event, and also to Marc Chapman who ran the event and John Whitehead and his team at the course for their superb hospitality. The BMGA Tour is looking forward to returning for the 2013 Star City Open next January.”

Full results of the BMGA Star City Open 2012 can be found at http://www.bmga.co.uk/StarCityOpen2012/result.htm

A photo gallery of the event from the KMGC can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/13680867@N02/sets/7215762898...

The 2012 BMGA Tour Calendar can be viewed online at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?view=category...  

For further details about the BMGA and UK Minigolf please email mail@minigolf.org.uk or visit http://www.minigolf.org.uk

For more information on the Adventure Island Minigolf course please visit  http://www.adventureislandminigolf.co.uk

The BMGA Tour consists of Minigolf ranking events that take place at Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf courses across the UK. In 2011 there were 22 Ranking BMGA Tour competitions and a total of 12 players lifted BMGA Tour titles in Open, Invitational, Club and Doubles events.

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The BMGA is the governing body for Minigolf Sport, including Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf. Formed in 1998 the BMGA organises Minigolf tournaments for its members across the UK.
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