UAE National Ladies Golf Team Wins Silver At The 2015 GCC Golf Championship In Kuwait; Al Qubaisi

April 27th, 2015 | Dubai, UAE

On April 22nd – 25th 2015 the United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Golf Teams traveled to Kuwait to compete in the 2015 GCC Golf Championships. The UAE had three different teams competing in three different divisions. The UAE National Ladies Team won the Silver Medal in the Team Gross Division and Abdullah Al Qubaisi placed third in the Individual Gross Category.

Top: Ladies Team – Left to Right: Dr Rabab Al Haj, Tara Al Marzooqi, Reema Al Heloo Bottom: Abdulla Al Qubaisi

Top: Ladies Team – Left to Right: Dr Rabab Al Haj, Tara Al Marzooqi, Reema Al Heloo Bottom: Abdulla Al Qubaisi

Leading the way for the Ladies Team was Dr. Rabab Al Haj. Al Haj shot rounds of 87-91-93 for a Gross Total of 271. The score of 271 gave Dr. Rabab the Third Place position in the Individual Gross Category. Following the lead of Dr. Rabab and coming in Fourth Place in the Individual Gross Category was Reema Al Heloo. Al Heloo put together rounds of 94-102-101 for a Gross Total of 297. Rounding off the Ladies Team was Tara Al Marzooqi. Al Marzooqi had rounds of 105-96-104 for a Gross Total of 305. The Ladies Team won the Silver Medal in the Ladies Team Gross Division with a three round total 562.

Greg Holmes, the National Team Coach, had this to say about the Ladies performance after the event. “It was a great honor to take the UAE Ladies Team to their first GCC Golf Championship. They performed very well and having two young girls on the team bodes well for the future of women’s golf in the UAE. The EGF has a large number of girls within the National Junior Development Program (NJDP) and ultimately we will be focusing on gaining international success in future events”

Playing on the 18 & Under Team, Abdalla Al Qubasis placed third in the Individual Gross Category. Al Qubasis had rounds of 75-73-82 for a Gross Total of 230. Also playing on the 18 & Under Team was Mohamed Al Hajeri. Al Hajeri had rounds of 86-88-92 for a Gross Total of 266. The third member of the 18 & Under Team was Mohammad Saeed Abdullah. Abdullah had rounds of 112-103-114 for a Gross Total of 329.

The last team that was represented at the event was the UAE Senior Team. The Senior Team came in Fifth Place in the overall Team Gross standings. Rashid Hamood led the way for the Senior Team after shooting rounds of 78-73-85-80 for a Gross Total of 316. Abdulla Al Musharakh shot rounds of 90-77-85-78 for a Gross Total of 330. Hassan Al Musharakh had rounds of 91-83-88-88 for a Gross Total of 350.

“Overall this was a good trip for the UAE Teams. We didn’t have our best players on both the Senior and 18 & Under Teams but it gave other players a great deal of experience. It was an honor to see the Ladies Team compete so well. The EGF is excited to see what the future holds for this team”, commented the UAE Team Manager Khalid Mubarak Al Shamsi.

Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) Chairman, H.E. Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi accompanied the teams, along with EGF Vice Chairman Adel Zarouni, EGF Secretary General / UAE Team Manager Khalid Mubarak Al Shamsi, UAE National Team Coach Greg Holmes, and UAE National Team Performance Coach David Condon.

As summer is around the corner and the weather is starting to heat up, the UAE National Teams will take a few months off from international competition. The teams will participate in a Summer Camp and players will keep in shape by playing in UAE Golf Club events while continuing weekly training schedules.

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