Country Classic success

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Four of Carnoustie Country’s top links courses were the scene of a hotly contested tournament last week which featured 80 competitiors.

Golfers from Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Sierra Leone, the UK and the USA competed in the Carnoustie Country Classic held over Carnoustie Championship course and the Open qualifiers Montrose Medal, Monifieth Medal and Panmure Medal.

Following the four rounds, the winners were announced at a prize-giving dinner. Bryan Broberg, who is from Nova Scotia but now lives in Sierra Leone, was the winner of the Men’s Championship. Lesley Dudgeon from Reigate won the Ladies’ Championship, while Phil Bailey from Walsall clinched the Seniors’ Trophy.

“I love coming here to play golf,” said Mr Broberg. “I won this tournament in 2007 and, hopefully, I’ll be back to defend my title next year.”

Rick Page from North Carolina is also planning to attend next year’s Carnoustie Country Classic, which will take place from May 19 to 22. “I’d come back here in a heartbeat,” said Rick. “I’ve really enjoyed my visit to Carnoustie Country.”

Judy Winter from New Jersey was one of the 14 ladies who played in this year’s Carnoustie Country Classic. “All the courses were great,” said Judy, who came third in the Ladies’ Championship. “What a wonderful experience!”

And it wasn’t only the competitors who enjoyed the Carnoustie Country Classic – so did the golf clubs who work together to organise and host this annual event.

“The whole week has gone very well,” said Bill Miller, chair of Monifieth Golf Links. “This is the ninth year of the Carnoustie Country Classic and this is the best crowd ever. The atmosphere has been fantastic, with lots of very happy golfers on all four courses.”

At the prize-giving evening, one of the several social events held during the tournament, the prizes were presented by the Provost of Angus, Mrs Helen Oswald.

She commented: “Judging by the happy buzz around the room and the chat going on between friends old and new, the Carnoustie Country Classic is obviously an enjoyable and popular golf tournament.”

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