Third round of Israel Amateur Championships completed at the Ga'ash Golf Club; players busy preparing for a final showdown on Thursday.
By SHMULIK FUTERAN
The third round of the Israel Amateur Championships was completed on Wednesday at the Ga'ash Golf Club and the players are busy preparing for a final showdown on Thursday. For late November, the ground staff at Ga'ash prepared a magnificently manicured course with beautiful fairways and greens throughout.
The story of the day was a magnificent round of golf all-around by 2005 Maccabi Gold Medalist, Andy Nemiroff, who completed his round in 65 strokes. Nemiroff set a new official course record for the Ga'ash Golf Course and unbelievably achieved it in difficult windy conditions. The round was even more impressive as it took almost six hours to finish and Nemiroff needed tremendous concentration to maintain his hot run.
Not to be ignored was an excellent 68 by Oren Geri, following his round of 67 on Tuesday, and both these talented golfers are now tied on 208 strokes for the three rounds in the Men's Professional category.
In the Men's Amateur section, the lead is still held by visiting golfer, Sebastian Leuthaeuser, whose total of 213 strokes gives him a lead of seven strokes over Asaf Cohen.
The best round of the day in the Men's Championships was posted by Ben Friedrich, who came in at 70 gross, and he now trails Asaf Cohen by only one stroke.
13-year-old Hadas Libman continues to lead the Ladies' section by 15 strokes over Catherine Lurie, who is visiting from the Coombe Hill Golf Club in London, and local lady golfer Esther Malka.
The Men's Masters lead is held by Leslie Ben Amir with a total of 151 strokes, two better than Ron Solomon, and three better than Ran Saar.
The final round will be played Thursday at Ga'ash and there will be a hole-in-one prize of a Rolex watch sponsored by EuroAsia.
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