Cuddihy Claims Renovation Challenge And His Second Al Hamra Cellar Event

Richard Cuddihy claimed another of the major summer fixtures, the Renovation Challenge, with a quality score of 39 points. The event was once again generously sponsored by MMI’s Al Hamra Cellar who have come onboard to support the summer series of events. Following on from the recent required annual renovation programme at Al Hamra, it was time for the maintenance team to get their own back with a greenkeeper’s revenge style course set-up. This resulted in some interesting tee positions under already difficult weather conditions.

Richard continued his summer success after claiming the Ramadan Dusks Series with another fantastic performance in this week’s competition. His round highlight’s came from two net eagles on holes 1 and 13 which saw him finish just one clear of runner-up Simon Dunn. Simon, who carded 38 points, also carded the gross round of the day after an amazing 3 under gross total of 69 following nines of 33 and 36.This again saw the narrowest of margins from third and final main podium winner John Cassoni who carded 37 points.

The fours special event prizes were won by Richard Cuddihy, Byungjin Woo, Ben Long, and Simon Dunn for their nearest the pin efforts on the par 3’s.


1st Place

Richard Cuddihy – 39 Pts

2nd Place

Simon Dunn – 38 Pts

3rd Place

John Cassoni – 37 Pts