Ana Verchenova and Tommy King – winners of the Mtel golf championship
The Russian Ana Verchenova and the Englishman Tommy King are the winners of the fifth open Mtel golf championship, which took place last week. 140 players from 25 countries took part in the three-day amateur tournament.
The participants were divided into two leagues – the champions league with the stronger players and the plate division for amateurs with higher handicaps. The ladies in the champions league also had separate rankings.
For the first time, the Open championship took place on two golf courses – the Black Sea Rama course and the Lighthouse course. The two divisions played on a different field every day. The strong wind near Balchik added another level of intrigue in the already hard contest.
The Russian group of 11 boys and girls excelled all around the tournament. From start to finish, the main competition was between the three regular participants in the Bulgarian tournament – the Englishmen Tommy King, David Gin and Daniel Jeffreys, and th Russian Mikhail Morozov.
Tommy King defeated Morozov on a purely psychological level at the very end of the tournament. Ana Verenchova was the uncontested winner among the ladies. In the amateur division, Claudiu Stroe took the first place.