Team UAE finished in a respectful 15th place (out of 40) in the World Amateur Golfers Championship in Laguna, Thailand.

The team consisted of seventeen amateur golfers who had qualified for the world finals of the Race to Phuket through the 20 qualifying rounds in the UAE involving over 1000 amateur golfers.

UAE Franchise owners Sport 2 Business (owned by AARO Middle East) is delighted to announce several outstanding performances from the UAE players who competed alongside 497 players from over 40 countries across four golf courses: Aquella Golf Resort, Black Mountain Golf Club, Blue Canyon Lakes Course and Laguna Golf Resort.

Team UAE top results:
Damon Mitchell (Yas Links) 5th (WAGC Div 1)
Damien Flood (EGF) 6th (WAGC Div 3)
James Yeomans (Emirates Golf Club) 4th (WAGI Div 1)
Marc Ferreira (Emirates Golf Club)  6th (WAGI Div 4)

Team World Amateur Golf Championship Final Leaderboard:
Gold – Malaysia
Silver – Korea
Bronze – Thailand

Russell Yeomans of Sports 2 Business commented: “The hospitality and golf courses in Phuket were fantastic, providing an exceptional platform for players and sponsors to build new personal and business friendships with each other and globally with the 497 attendees on and off the golf course. Thanks to all the sponsors, partners and golf clubs for making this year’s WAGC happen – this aspirational event now has more than 28 years of history – and is growing every year.”

He added: “We now have 24 ambassadors of the WAGC returning to the UAE with eight of our group who separately stated that the week in Phuket was an experience of a lifetime.”

William Joyce, Division 3 qualifier from Dubai Hills said “This was truly the most amazing week for my fiancé Olwyn and myself – we are so serious about returning next year we would like to make it part of our honeymoon!!’”

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