ROYAL Golf Club senior teaching professional Tim Backhouse continued his stranglehold on the ECCO Monday Stableford series after beating off the challenge of rival Andy Weiser in the latest competition.
Backhouse finished with an impressive 29 points after a superb round, which included a tap-in birdie on the par five 14th, played out in searing conditions but was pushed all the way down the final hole by scratch golfer Weiser, who scored 28.
Awali Golf Club head professional Matt Chalmers completed the top-three as he finished a further point behind Weiser.
The result gives Backhouse a healthy total of 20 points on the series Order of Merit table, with his nearest challenger being fellow PGA professional Cormac Flannery on nine.
The 18-hole ECCO Monday Stableford series takes place weekly with a 1.30pm shotgun start and is open to non-members at a cost of BD30 each.
In other news from the Royal Golf Club, Jake Core emerged as top dog in the latest competition from the Euro Motors BMW Monthly Medal Series.
Core showed some classy touches on his way to a superb net score of 71 to edge out Ray Bruhn by a single shot in the category one contest.
Category two saw ever-popular South African Dawie Van Der Berg come out on top with net 72, ahead of runner-up Peter Thompson on net 74.
Meanwhile in Category 3 Eui Mo Koo emerged victorious with another excellent 71 nett.
Former Lady Captain Deena Wales meanwhile, qualified as the top player in the ladies category with net 81.
Another former Lady Captain, Debbie Lane won the Mystery Hole competition with four shots on the eighth hole.
The prize for each of the winners is a place in the Euro Motors BMW Grand Final in December, the winners of which will progress to represent Bahrain at the BMW World Final in South Africa early next year.
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