Israel Open: Yair Thaler and Dana Lerner Win Crowns

Amos Burstein, playing in 50+ division, scores hole-in-one

From left: Yair Thaler and Dana Lerner, winners of the 2017 Israel Open at Ga'ash Golf Club
Shmulik Futeran

Yair Thaler won the men’s division and Dana Lerner the woman’s division of the 2017 Israel Golf Open.

Gaash Golf Club hosted the event, which featured visiting players from Slovakia, Hungry and Russia.

Yair played his three rounds all under par on the par-70 course with rounds of 67, 66 and a final round of 66, giving him a total of 199, 11 under par. In second place was Dor Hacham with the net prize going to Oliver Nemeth from Hungary.

Lerner won the ladies open with scores of 73, 70 and 69, giving her a total of 210, two over par. Second place went to Ekaterina Malakhova from Russia with the net prize going to Elana Maria Tarabova from Slovakia.

The 50+ and 65+ categories are to be completed on Friday, after which the club will hold the awards ceremony. Playing in the 50+ section on Thursday, Amos Burstein scored a hole-in-one on the par-3 fourth hole, playing from a distance of 119 meters.

From left to right: Hollo Zsomber from Hungry winner of the boys' juniors section, Lev Grinberg from Ukraine and Dana Lerner winner of the girls’ junior section
Shmulik Futeran