Harradine Handed 7th RAK Men’s Amateur Open
11 Nov 12

The 7th RAK Mens Amateur Open took centre stage on the 9th and 10th November over the hidden gem championship course of Al Hamra. This event was a key fixture in the UAE’s Mens order of Merit which saw competitors travelling from all over the UAE to take part in the biggest RAK Mens Open to date. The 36 Hole Individual Strokeplay Tournament saw a record number of competitors battle to take one of the many great prizes and trophies on offer, with the ultimate prize being the 7th RAK Mens Amateur Open Champion.


Round one got underway early Friday morning with everyone keen to get of to a fast start hoping to post a good enough score to be in contention on Saturday. Michael Harradine got off to a rocketing start to his campaign by putting together an awesome 3 under par round of 69 and giving himself a 6 shot advantage from Ryan Riley and Sammi Hajri who were both tied for second after rounds of 75. The Net division saw Al Hamra member Andy Prescott take a 3 shot lead after posting his personal best competition round of 64.


The second and final round again saw competitors tee off early in the morning with the three leading comepetitors teeing off last. There were 7 players within 8 shots of the leader Michael which meant it was all to play for, although it would really need a quality round of golf by someone if they were going to catch him after his fast start. Ricky Dominguez produced the best round of day two with a solid 72 to give himself a 36 Hole total of 150 and an anxious wait for the final group. With many of the other competitors falling away it would come down to the final group to decide the winner of the 7th RAK Men’s Amateur Open 2012. Sammi Hajri followed his first round of 75 with a 74 to give himself a total of 149 which unfortunately turned out to be only good enough for second.


This was down to Michael Harradine who followed up his first round of 69 with a 73 which would give him the Championship winning total of 142 and a 7 shot winning margin. The net division came down to a battle between fellow Al Hamra Members Andy Prescott, Lee Rider and Jake Maki-Petaja with all three in a tussle to take the top net prize. Andy Prescott would eventually finish top spot by 3 shots on 135 after rounds of 64 and 71. This resulted in a battle for second between Lee and Jake who both finished with totals of 138 but with a personal best 63 for Lee he would sneak the runner-up position.

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