Thursday, March 21, 2013


Duncan Stewart finished fourth behind three title play-off participants, England's Zane Scotland and Ian Keenan, and Welshman Stephen Dodd, in the MENA Tour's Royal D'Anfa Open at Royal Golf D'Anfa, Casablanca, Morroco today (Thursday).
 Dodd holed a 10ft birdie putt to win the play-off at the first extra hole.
Stewart, a Grantown on Spey man, shot 73-70-70 for a three-under-par aggregate of 213, three shots behind the play-off mark. Stewart's final inward half of 33 had a little bit of everything - an eagle 3 at the 12th, followed by birdies at the 13th and 14th, only to end with a double-bogey 6 at the 18th where he needed a birdie to get into the play-off.

Clarke Lutton, whose had an Aberdeen link, tied for 27th place on 223 with scores of 73, 73 and 73. Like Stewart, he had a double bogey 6 at the 18th.
Mortonhall's Greg Nicolson had to admit defeat to the inward half again, which cost him 42 blows for the second day in a row. This time he had a triple bogey 7 at the 13th and a double bogey 6 at the 18th. His three rounds were 74-82-78 for 234 and 43rd place. 
Royal Golf D'Anfa, Casablanca, Morocco.

Par 216 (3x72)
210 Zane Scotland (Eng) 72 70 68, Stephen Dodd (Wal) 70 69 71, Ian Keenan (Eng) 76 68 66 (Dodd won play-off at first extra hole).
213 Duncan Stewart (Sco) 73 70 70.
214 Malcom Dearden (Wal) 75 70 69.


223 Clarke Lutton 77 73 73 (T27).
234 Greg Nicolson 74 82 78 (43rd).




CASABLANCA - Stephen Dodd birdied the first playoff hole to hold off the English duo of Zane Scotland and Ian Keenan and win the MENA Golf Tour’s Royal Golf D’Anfa Open in Mohammedia on Thursday.Dodd, a three-time winner on the European Tour, rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt for a wire-to-wire victory in a three-way playoff after the trio finished level on six-under in regulation play. 
Scotland pushed his birdie putt inches wide and had to settle for a par while Keenan, who closed with a brilliant 66 – the tournament’s best score to get into the playoff – left his approach too short and ended up with a bogey.
‘It feels nice get the job done,” said Dodd after receiving the winner’s trophy and a cheque for $9,000 from Fettah Mohamed, president of Royal Golf D’Anfa-Mohammedia. Mustapha Zine, chairman of the Moroccan Golf Federation, Abderrahmane Boufetas, president of Dar Es Salam Golf Club and Mohamed Juma Buamaim, chairman of Mena Golf Tour, were also present at the presentation ceremony.
Starting the day, three shots ahead, Dodd failed to keep the momentum going and squandered the advantage by the 12th hole when Scotland drew level with him on six under.
Keenan, who was five shots off the pace going into the final round, made a stunning charge up the leaderboard when he eagled the 16th to get into contention.
The next tournament on the MENA Golf Tour will be played at Dirab Golf and Country in Saudi Arabia from September 16 to 18.



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