|Nuno Cunha regains the British Masters title and tweed jacket in Worthing|
Nuno Cunha won the British Minigolf Association’s British Masters for the second time at Splash Point minigolf course in Worthing. Nuno won the competition with a score of 128 (-16) which included equalling the course record of 29, a score which Nuno scored in 2015 on his way to victory. As a result of winning, Nuno picked up the much coveted tweed jacket and trophy.
2017 British Masters champion Nuno Cunha between runner up Will Donnelly (left) and third place Adam Kelly (right)
Speaking after his victory, Nuno said: “I would like to say thanks to Pete and Ant for making the course available to the BMGA once again, say thank you to the EC team (Will, Paul and Owen) for their marvellous work across the weekend, making the tournament run smoothly and without delays. A word of thanks also for the BMGA Chairman, Sean, for supporting the EC team and making this tournament a huge success as usual. Also, a word of gratitiude to my fellow “team mates” at Sussex Wasps (Steve and Derek) for sharing their course notes prior to and during the competition.”
A 27 player strong field came to Splash Point minigolf in Worthing, the home of the British Masters hosting the event for the sixth consecutive season.
The players prepare for the competition to tee off
The day also saw a variety of additional prizes up for grabs in addition to the top three overall placings. Will Donnelly won the British Masters Junior title with Charlie Dart second and Owen Johnson third. Derek Bentall won the Senior title with Sean Homer second and Terry Exall third. In the women's championship Marion Homer won the title with Cindy Kukielka second and Marion Hartley third. Steve Lovell won the aces title with 21 aces and Thomas Wright took the honours as the Most Improved Player on the day with a 13 shot improvement. Terry Exall was the top placed Category 2 player and the Category 2 runner up was Paul Johnson. Dean Cripps-Humphrey was the top placed Category 3 player and the Category 3 runner up was Cindy Kukielka. Charlie Dart was the top placed Category 4 player and the Category 4 runner up was Thomas Wright.
BMGA Chairman Sean Homer comments “It was great to come back to Splash Point again and as always we had a terrific competition with a worthy winner. The new EC did a great job before and during the competition and their work over the weekend is greatly appreciated. Thanks to all of the players for taking part and to Ant and Pete for hosting the Masters again.“
Full results of the competition can be found at http://bmga.co.uk/2017BM/result.htm
You can watch the final groups in action on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfOApbbQTQ0&t=126s
A playlist of other videos from the competition can be found at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgoXePHsHstkx30QosOgkEar6H0f39Ndk
Photos from the competition can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/13680867@N02/sets/72157679156348963
Some additional photos and videos from the weekend are also on the BMGA Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BMGAMinigolf/
The next event on the BMGA tour is the Club Championships which will be contested at Wroxham Barns on Sunday 23rd April.