Murphy and Totten seal Golden Ball ticket

Ron Murphy booked his place in the Golden Ball Grand Final after shooting a net 70 to finish runner up in the Men’s Monthly Medal Event, supported by the Rivoli Group, at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club.

The Golden Ball Grand Final which will be hosted at Al Harma Golf Club on October 5, will give players the chance to compete for a chance to play with the European Challenge Tour Pros in the Ras Al Khaimah 2017 Golf Challenge Pro-Am.

Gathercole’s net 69 won him the event by one shot over Ron Murphy in the 23-man field but as Gathercole wont be able to attend the Grand Final it will be Murphy who takes the ticket.

Ailsa Campbell came out on top in the Ladies Medal Event with a net 68, but will be unable to compete in the Grand Final, which means second placed Heather Totten will take the place after finishing the Ladies event with a net 70.

“I’ve Played Al Hamra once before and found it quite challenging, some of the holes are long and I’m not used to dealing with water hazards!” said Totten when asked on her thoughts of playing in the Grand final. “ I’d be delighted to progress and have the chance to play with professional golfers. I’d just like to do my best on the day.”