Mani makes it count in Golden Ball

Gokul Mani claimed a spot in the Gentleman’s Golden Ball qualifier at Emirates Golf Club and will now have his sights set on Golden Ball Grand Final glory.

Mani shot an impressive net score of 37 to claim top spot amongst a field of 44 in the Mike Gerbich Cup on the Majlis course. Arjun Gupta won the event with a score of 38 but as he is only 11 years old he was not put forward for the Grand Final, however the youngster looks certain to have a great future ahead of him. He will now join the rest of the qualifiers at Al Hamra Golf Club on October 5 to try and claim one of three spots in the Ras Al Khaimah 2017 Golf Challenge Pro-Am which will see the winners pit their wits against the stars of the European Challenge Tour.

“I am thoroughly looking forward to playing in the Golden Ball Grand Final in Al Hamra,” said Mani. “Today was a tough qualifier and I am delighted to have won this opportunity.”