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Peterson Independence Day Winner at Al Ghazal Golf Club

The 36 hole Independence Trophy which has been competed for on sand since 1974 by Abu Dhabi golfers is one of the only events in the U.A.E that is played in one day.

The first winner was J. Archer and when the original Sand course which was situated in Abu Dhabi City, moved to the Al Ghazal Golf Club in 1995, when the AGGC [then known as the Airport Golf Club], willingly continued the Independence Trophy’s tradition.

Marc Peterson proved his mettle celebrated the UAE National Day at the Al Ghazal Golf Club by carding a gross 75 nett 66 for both rounds aggregating a total 132 to win the Independence Trophy by five shots. Second place went to In Ki Kim on 137 [69 & 68] and third Bernie Blanchard 141 [72 & 69].  Lowest handicapper playing in the event Rob Jennings scored a gross 75 and 74 earning him the Best overall Gross prize. Best nett Round 1 and Round 2 went to Rob Brown with a superb score of 63 and James Pullinger with a 69.

The ladies results were closely contested with Sue Murray taking the first round lead with an impressive 67, but a second round 79 [total 146] took away her advantage. Ming Brown’s first round of 78 seemed too far away to catch Sue but a blinding second round 67 totalling 145 gave her a one shot advantage over Sue and the ladies winners prize.

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