Thabit Triumphs in 21st DDF UAE Nationals Cup
May 4th, 2015 | Dubai, UAE
The 21st staging of the Dubai Duty Free UAE Nationals Cup attracted 38 entries and it was Omar Thabit who clinched top prize with 37 points over the Faldo course at Emirates Golf Club on Saturday, 2nd May. Thabit’s one-under par tally was just enough to hold off the challenge of Abdulla Al Marzooqi who was one shot back on 36 points. A card count back decided third place overall with Faisal Al Sayegh producing a better back nine within his 34-point tally.
The gross competition was also keenly contested with Ahmed Skaik and Hassan Musharrekh both signing for scores of 79, Skaik’s better inward nine gave him the trophy for top gross on the day.
It was excellent to witness junior boys and girls participating as well as lady golfers from the region and in the junior section Mohammed Abdullah fired a fantastic 43 points to win the top junior prize with Khalil Kashwani in second on 40 points.
Commenting on the UAE Nationals Cup, Salah Tahlak, Senior Vice President – Corporate Communications of Dubai Duty Free said: “The annual Dubai Duty Free UAE Nationals Cup has been running for 21 years and the tournament has grown popular among UAE National golfers and attracted junior Emirati golfers as well. Thanks to all our participants and to my team at Dubai Duty Free and to the Emirates Golf Club for organising this wonderful event and look forward to seeing you all next year.”
Also in the prizes on an enjoyable day were Hassan Musharrekh for his accuracy on the nearest the pin prize hole 8 with Mohammed Abdulla taking home the longest drive award on the par 5 sixteenth.
At the prize presentation, the winners were joined by Dubai Duty Free’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications. Salah Tahlak and Sinead El Sibai, Vice President- Marketing.