Stephen Barker wins CBI Golf Day
Sunday, December 08, 2013

The annual Commercial Bank International Golf day went down to wire with Stephen Barker winning the title on a three-way countback at Jumierah Golf Estates’ Fire Course.

Playing a consistent tee-to-green game, Barker carded an impressive 39 points, beating his nearest challengers Douglas Hayes and Peter Boland with his better score on the back nine (21 points).

CBI CEO Kris Babicci with the Golfers at Fire Course JGE
CBI CEO Kris Babicci with the Golfers at Fire Course JGE

Hayes finished runner up while Boland had to settle for third on a great day for golf. The fourth and fifth place were also separated through a countback with James Clarke edging past Nanthavan Sukkhasantikul after the two had carded identical 38 points.

The fact that just one point separated the top five reflected on the intensity of the competition which saw a strong field 72 golfers contest for honours.

Hayes also showed his accuracy off the tee when he won the straightest drive while Tom Bunker and Andy Allman walked away the longest drive and nearest to the pin prizes.

The tournament was followed by a gala dinner where David Power, Head of Retail Banking of CBI presented the prizes.


  1. Stephen Barker 39 points (countback)
  2. Douglas Hayes 39 (countback)
  3. Peter Boland Score 39
  4. James Clarke 38 (countback)
  5. Nanthavan Sukkhasantikul 38 (Back 9 of 18 pts)

Other prizes:

Longest Drive: Tom Bunker (hole 7)
Straightest Drive; Douglas Hayes (hole 10)
Nearest The Pin: Andy Allman (hole 14)



For further information, please contact:

Anna Theresa Langford
Head of Customer Experience & Corporate Communications
+971 4 402 3170

Will Anderson
Brunswick Gulf Ltd
+9712 234 4600



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