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England's Michael Smith wins the 2012 Castle Golf World Crazy Golf Championships in Hastings, England

Oxford’s Michael Smith successfully defends his World Crazy Golf title and becomes a two-time ‘Castle Golf’ World Crazy Golf Champion in two-day tournament in England.

The tenth-annual ‘Castle Golf’ World Crazy Golf Championships took place at the Hastings seafront Adventure Golf Complex in Hastings, East Sussex on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October. 53 players from six countries competed in the two-day event that was won by England’s Michael Smith.

The tenth edition of the tournament saw the players compete over six qualifying rounds on the 18-hole Hastings Crazy Golf course before a cut was made and the top 18 players went on to contest the final round. Michael Smith, a member of the Kent Minigolf Club, won the tournament finishing six-shots clear of runner-up James Rutherford. Rutherford, Captain of the Cambridgeshire Mini Golf Club, was last year’s bronze medallist. In third-place was the Czech Republic’s Olivia Prokopova. Also in the prize money placings were Adam Kelly, Sean Homer and Peter Emmerson. Michael Smith’s 126-hole, seven-round total of 245(-7) came after rounds of 35, 34, 38, 34, 35, 34 and 35.

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Richard Gottfried
BMGA Marketing & Media Manager

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