Games we play: Teenage borthers win int'l golf tournament

By SHMULIK FUTERAN
August 14, 2008 05:47

The teenage Friedrich brothers are on their way to Scotland to represent Israel at the World International Pairs Final after winning the Israel final at Ga'ash Golf Club on Tuesday. The event began with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., when all 24 pairs teed off on different holes simultaneously, to ensure they would all be playing under matching conditions. The format of the tournament was Better-Ball Stableford, 75% handicap. It has a been a dream summer for the 16-year-old Ben Friedrich and his brother Yair, 13, who have topped the leader-board in nearly all the tournaments held at Ga'ash in recent months. Their many hours on the driving range; practicing chipping and putting, and working on their mental approach to the game has definitely paid dividends. And the duo's team effort in the final was a pleasure to witness, with each brother dove-tailing the other on various holes. Yair had three birdies and Ben one in their 43 points. In second place were the pair of Limor Side and Oren Weissman and the pair Danny Alon & Avraham Zantkeren, with 41 Stableford points. The "Nearest to the Pin" prizes sponsored by the Wine Center at Ga'ash went to Danny Ronen and Yehoshua Shponder.


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