Steve Kelshaw and Mark Rix will represent the United Arab Emirates at next month’s World Corporate Golf Challenge in Portugal.

Representing DSA Architects International, managing director Kelshaw and teammate Rix earned the dream trip to Cascais by clinching the 2016-17 UAE title at Tower Links Golf Club after 22 pairs reached the regional decider following a series of club qualifying events .

DSA Architects International managing director Steve Kelshaw anxiously watches a drive at Tower Links

They signed for a combined stableford score of 67 to win by three points from Kim Gade and Christina Lechedahl. Gade and Lechedahl. edged Chris Robert and Joon Eun on countback after also scoring 64 points.

Tournament promoters OnCourse Golf confirmed that the UAE leg of the WCGC would continue under the Dubai-based company’s management next season with the ongoing support of many of the current sponsors: RAK TDA, BMW/AGMC, Fenix, Kidz First, Mediclinic, Qantas, Palmers, Santa Fe Relocations, Dubai Duty Free, Hydroturf, Argantira and Golf Italy.

Mark Rix

UAE Grand Final – Final results
Champions: Steve Kelshaw and Mark Rix
Runners Up: Kim Gade and Christina Lechedahl
Third Place: Chris Robert and Joon Eun

Nearest the pin (presented by Santa Fe): Mizu
Nearest the pin (Mediclinic): Joon Eun
Nearest the pin (Argentario): Rob Horridge
Nearest the pin (Golf Italy): Sanjay Dhandsa
Nearest the pin (Qantas): Rob Kelshaw
Nearest the pin (BMW): Mizu
Nearest the pin (Kids First): Joon Eun
Nearest the pin (Hydroturf): Namir Al Naimi
Nearest the pin (OnCourse Golf): Christina Lechedahl

Pictured in the main photo, Matteo Prato from title sponsor RAK Tourism and Development Authority presents Rix and Kelshaw with their prizes.