Members of the Qatar team with Sheikh Fahim al Qasimi, Chairman of the Emirates Golf Federation, and General Abdullah Al Hashmi, Vice Chairman of the Emirates Golf Federation.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Team Qatar took the lead after the first round of the 72-hole, four round, GCC Golf Championships, played at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on Monday.
The three qualifying scores for Qatar came from Jeham Al Kuwari 71, Saleh Al Kaabi 71 and Ali Al Shaharani (Qatar) 72.
Six teams are competing in this 24th edition of the tournament: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the home team UAE.
At the same time over the same National Course at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, the 13th Junior GCC Championship is also taking place over 54 holes, and will finish on Wednesday, with the UAE Team leading the Junior Team Division. The Junior play off the Green Tees and the Men from the Blue Tees.
The two contributing UAE Juniors were Rashid Al Jassmy (74) and Abdalla Al Suwaidi (77).
Monty Scowsill (Woodbridge GC, England) shot a second round 68 (par 64) over the Majlis Course along with his first round 71 over the Faldo Course, to win the 2022 Emirates Amateur Open at Emirates Golf Club.
After edging out Sweden’s Henrik Stenson in the final of the fun, star-studded matchplay competition, Casey also delighted the watching crown by raising Dhs15,000 for the Al Jalila Foundation.
International team-mate Maguire, who plays off a six handicap, was delighted to interrupt a mid-season break from club football with his first Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic pro-am appearance.
Ahead of the opening day of the revamped $8 million Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic, four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy is looking to capitalise on the good feelings that accompany any trip back to Emirates Golf Club, the place where it all began for him.
Williams's farewell on-court interview was threaded with emotion. "I love playing here, I've always loved playing here," she said, choking up as fans who cheered her throughout the match called out their appreciation.
Currently, Babar is placed at the top with 818 rating points, however, India's Suryakumar Yadav is not far behind as he has 805 rating points. Last week, he stood at 816 points, just two points shy of Babar.
The tournament will be held over the weekend of Feb.18-19, 2023 at Zayed City Sports Stadium, an iconic landmark in Abu Dhabi and the largest multi-purpose sports venue in the UAE.