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Smith storms to victory in season closer at Star City, Bimingham PDF Print E-mail

Michael Smith won the 2017 Star City Open, the fifth consecutive year that he has won the event, in another high-quality event on the BMGA Tour.  Sunday 3rd December saw the conclusion of the BMGA Tour which has consisted of seventeen different events with twelve tournament winners!

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Michael Smith won the three-round event, played once again on the Lost Hut Trail course, with a total score of 84 (-24) which included rounds of 27,27 and 30. Chris Wood finished in second place with a total score of 94 (-14) having beaten Chris Smith in a playoff at the second sudden death hole.

Speaking following his victory, Michael said “I’m delighted to have won the 2017 Star City Open. The Lost Hut Trail course has become one of my favourite courses in the UK and it was particularly pleasing to play so well in the opening two rounds. I’d like to thank John Whitehead and all his team for hosting the tournament for nine consecutive years and I am already looking forward to number ten in 2018. I’d also like to thank the BMGA Executive Committee for running the tournament and to my playing partners: Andy Wilde, Marion Hartley, Ed Pope and Chris Wood, for three extremely enjoyable rounds played in an excellent spirit.”

There were many other prizes up for grabs over the course of the weekend.

Will Donnelly won the Category 1 aces prize after beating Mark Wood in a playoff.

David Hartley won the Category 2 aces prize and Matty Exall won the Category 3/4 aces prizes after beating Owen Johnson in a playoff.

In the Category 2 competition, Paul Preston won the gold medal with an overall 12th place finish on four under par. Paul Johnson finished in second, just three shots further back. Matt Dodd took the bronze with an overall score of level par.

In the Category 3/4 competition, Simon Farmer picked up top spot with an overall 14th place finish on one under par. Jack Nixon finished in second place and Henri Myers picked up third.

Full results from the 2017 Star City Open can be found at

A photo gallery of all the prize winners can be found at

Details about 2018 international events and selection will be communicated shortly along with the scheduled 2018 BMGA Tour Calendar and details of the Early Bird Membership offer and the announcement of the winner(s) of the 2017 BMGA SHIELD awards.

The BMGA Executive Committee would like to thank all players who have played on the tour this year for their continued support. We look forward to seeing you all in the 2018 season!



Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 December 2017 20:35 )

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