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Nuno Cunha becomes the first overseas winner of the coveted British Masters trophy and tweed jacket PDF Print E-mail
  

The British Minigolf Masters sees a new winner enter the BMGA hall of fame after 4 rounds in Worthing

Portuguese minigolfer Nuno Cunha became the first overseas winner of the coveted British Minigolf Association (BMGA) British Masters trophy at Splash Point minigolf course in Worthing on Sunday.

                                  Nuno Cunha, 2015 British Masters Champion, the new owner of the famous BMGA tweed jacket

Nuno, of Vizelgolfe Minigolf Club in Portugal, set a new tournament record of 131 (-13) across four rounds of minigolf, including an all new official BMGA course record of 29 in the first round, to beat a field of 27 players including three former Masters champions. After an exciting final round, he finished two strokes clear of defending champion Michael Smith (-11) and three strokes clear of 2013 champion Adam Kelly (-10), who were the only other players to break par on the fiendishly difficult seafront course.
 


Nuno, who is currently living and working in London and represents Sussex Wasps Minigolf Club on the BMGA tour, picked up the first prize of £50, the Masters trophy and the legendary BMGA tweed jacket which was presented to him by defending champion Michael Smith in a ceremony reminiscent of the famous Masters ceremony in the Butler Cabin at Augusta National in the USA.

Sussex Wasps Minigolf Club achieved a clean sweep of category winners, with Paul Preston (+8) picking up £30 and the gold medal for Category 2 (players ranked outside the top 16) and Andy Wilde (+41) winning the Category 3 prize for players outside the top 32. Will Donnelly of Midlands Minigolf Club won the Aces prize for scoring 18 holes in one across the four rounds.


The players at the 2015 British Masters prepare for the competition to tee off


Splash Point, which is owned by BMGA members Peter Emmerson and Anthony Pope, opened in 2010 and has become the regular home of the British Masters over the last four years. The British Masters is traditionally held over the same weekend as the Masters in Augusta, with Britain’s top minigolfers battling it out over four rounds for the honour of wearing the champion’s jacket.

Full results from the competition can be found at http://www.bmga.co.uk/2015BM/result.htm

Photos from the competition and prize ceremony can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/13680867@N02/sets/72157649588361404/

The next event on the BMGA tour is the British Championships at Hastings over the weekend of 16-17 May. Entries are now open and more details can be found at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=details&id=129&Itemid=56

Last Updated ( Monday, 13 April 2015 12:17 )
 

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