Max Cashmore and Hyeonji Kang both claimed the slimmest of victories in the 9th installment of the RAK Junior Open. Max’s 71 and Hyenji’s 73 saw them both finish 1 shot clear of their nearest competitors.
Max headed out in 37 before carding an eagle on hole 14 and a birdie on 17 to finish his inward nine with 34 to finish one clear of Asanka White. Asanka threw away his winning chances with the most unfortunate double-bogey 7 on the 18th. Jay Mullane, who picked up third in the gross division, carded a 1 over 73.
Hyonji’s produced probably one of her most consistent rounds ever with 17 pars and a lonesome bogey on hole 13. Her closest rival Natali Gupta fell just one shot back on a score of 74 following nines of 36 and 38 to finish 4 clear of third place Kate Bibby who carded a round of 78.
The net division produced some outstanding scoring with Sam Mullane and Fatima Rizvi taking top honors with 66 and 65 respectively. Sam carded 7 net birdies and just the one lonesome bogey on hole 11 in what was a beautiful round of golf. Fatima produced 7 birdies, an eagle and 2 bogies for the best round of the day.