x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Teacher creates course best but looks to better it

Rob Smith sets a course record at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club by shooting a five-under-par 65, one better than the previous best he achieved earlier this year.

ABU DHABI // Rob Smith has set a course record at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club by shooting a five-under-par 65, one better than the previous best which he achieved earlier this year. Playing the nine-hole course twice in a club stableford competition he went round in 32 and followed it with a 33. His "outward" half contained four birdies and a bogey at the monstrous 640-yard eighth, while coming back he was more consistent with seven pars and birdie threes at the 10th and 15th.

Smith, 40, a teacher at the capital's British School, believes he can go even lower. The plus one handicapper said: "I don't really play often enough at the moment. If I can get in more practice, I am confident of going under my score." @Email:wjohnson@thenational.ae