Alain Riou finishes strong at Windlesham Golf course
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 May, 2014 - On 20 May 2014, athletes from all corners of action sports crossed clubs on the stunning Windlesham Golf course, for the Oakley KING of GREENS. At the end of a gruelling 18 holes and a nail-biting playoff, Scottish Olympic pipe rider Ben Kilner beat Tahitian big wave surfer Alain Riou with a one shot lead.
The typical English weather held off until the last hole on this great day, to give way for some nice golfing.
In addition to playing a professional 18 holes tournament, competitors would have to play a surprise “Beat the Pro” contest on hole 14, against PGA European Tour golf pro Rafa Cabrera-Bello (ESP). Rafa would only be beaten by two action sports stars: Norwegian snowboard champion Gjermund Braaten and Belgian Cedric Dumont.
For a perfect finish, Ben Kilner managed to win the Pro/Am of the BMW PGA Championship alongside Rafa Cabrera-Bello the next day!
Once again Oakley KING of GREENS presented was as a great day for both golf and action sports, proving that the skills of the world’s most daring athletes are not limited to the mountains, waves and skies of their arenas of play.
Oakley KING of GREENS 2014 – Results
1 Ben Kilner
2 Alain Riou
3 PK Hunder