DESC Takes Round 2 of the Inter-Schools League
December 18th, 2016
(Dubai, UAE) – Monday, 5th December 2016 saw Round 2 of the 2016 – 2017 Inter-Schools Golf League. This highly anticipated event in the school golfing calendar is generously sponsored by Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) and hosted by The Track, Meydan. 42 students from 8 Dubai schools plus an EGF team, consisting of promising young national players, competed over 9 holes in this, the second of 4 rounds.
Now in its 8th year, the Inter-Schools Golf League allows students between the ages of 11-18 the opportunity to play competitive golf in a friendly atmosphere, learning sportsmanship together with the fundamentals of the golf game.
Each school can enter 6 players, with the 4 best Stableford scores to count towards the team score. It was very high scoring this round with Dubai English Speaking College (DESC) coming out on top again for the second month in a row with 74 points, ahead of Jumeirah College (JC) in 2nd place on 70 points, and Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) taking 3rd place on 69 points.
Besides the Team Stableford Leaderboard, all students were playing in two other categories, the Best Individual Gross Score and the Best Individual Stableford Score. A superb round of 34 (-2) saw Zubhair Firdaus of Greenfields Community School (GCS) take the Best Gross Score of the night, 2 shots ahead of Owen Clarke (JESS) on 36, with John Burki of Bradenton Preparatory Academy (BPA) just one shot behind on 37.
Reema Al Heloo (EGF), won Best Individual Stableford Score with a superb score of 22pts beating Sam Mulane (DESC) on a countback who also shot 22pts. John Burki (BPA) came in third with 21pts.
After two rounds, DESC lead the table with a total of 136pts, followed by JESS and JC both on 129pts. Round 3 is scheduled for Monday 6th February at The Track, Meydan.