PHOTO GALLERY: 4th Dubai Qantas Classic at The Montgomerie
By Kent Gray
|February 19, 2017
Damien Grice and Morgan Parker captured the 4th Dubai Qantas Classic at The Address Montgomerie, Dubai.
Grice (Barclays) and Parker (Dubai Holdings) carded a sizzling 10-under par net 62 to win the two-man scramble event by two strokes.
Second place were Grant Bateman and Tom Pearson (TLB Business Advisory Services/Links Insurance Brokers) while there was a three-way tie for third with David Beatty and James Wallner (MLA), Alan Pinkney and David Minchin (On Course Golf Middle East/ Audio Visual Entertainment) and Edoardo Gelapiini and Andrew Burrow (5 Capitals Group /Hussain Lootach & Associates) all shooting 65s.
Grice and Parker both walked away with 50,000 Qantas Miles for their victory in the tournament organised by the Australian Business Council Dubai on behalf of Qantas MENA.
“The Qantas Dubai Golf Classic in association with the ABCD has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2014,” said Rohan Garnett, Qantas General Manager, MENA.
“The value in a powerful three way partnership between Qantas, ABCD and The Address Montgomerie is a winning formula for success and all players continue to enjoy the spectacle. Repeat attendance accounts for over 50 percent of the participants making this a truly marked event on the Dubai golfing calendar.”
The next Dubai Qantas Classic will be held in April 2017 to commemorate ANZAC Day.
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Rohan Garnett, General Manager of the MENA region for Qantas, presents Damien Grice, one half of the winning team, with his prize.
Grice and partner Morgan Parker carded a 10 under par 62 in the two-man scramble event at The Montgomerie.
On course prizes went to Michael Jordon (nearest the pin in two on the 5th), Kurt Dinucci (longest drive on the 5th and nearest the pin on the 13th), Tom Pearson (nearest the rope on the 15th), Wayne Merrick (longest drive on the 16th) while Grant Bateman and Tom Pearson won nearest the pin for three on the 18th.
Thomas Wiberg tackles the treacherous par 5 18th at The Montgomerie.
Angus Winterflood, James Wallner, Nick Meara and David Beatty keep their club sponsors happy!
Qantas MENA region General Manager Rohan Garnett prepares to pull the trigger.
The award for the best attire, if there were one, would undoubtedly go to Dathan Beasley.
Beside the trousered one is (from L to R) Phillip Pretorius, Marty Gromotka and Glyn Meredith.
Thomas Wiberg escapes the sand.
Stephen Holl, Partnership and Alliance Commercial Manager for Emirates, a Qantas code share partner, shows his style off the tee.
Stuart Haslam follows the progress of his shot as Nicholas Powell and David Lyster watch on.
David Stockton, Damian Brown and Reis Boyle enjoy a breather with hole sponsor Leather Doctor.
Kurt Dinucci is all style as he escapes a waste area at The Montgomerie.
David Minchin and Alan Pinkney en-route to a T3 finish with a seven under net 65, three adrift of the winners.
Glyn Meredith acknowledges the galleries…or at least photographer Mark Colebourne.
John Robinson and Harsh Munjal find themselves in a spot of bother in the scramble format.
Andrew Barrow drained this putt as he partnered Edoardo Gelapiini to a share of third place.
Nick Harvey representing Intersearch.
Domenic Zaffino and Leroy Durward watch on as Kayden Kelly holes out.
Justine Cullen, Karen Butler and Grant Bateman from the Australian Business Council Dubai who organised the tournament on behalf of Qantas.
David Minchin lets one fly in the X Golf simulator, a popular post prize-giving attraction.