The United Arab Emirates (UAE) captured three team medals and four individual medals in their respected divisions at the 2023 Ladies and Junior Pan Arab Golf Championships at Riyadh Golf Club, Saudi Arabia.
Winning gold for the UAE in the Girls 15 and Under Division was Sara Abubaker, Maya Gaudi, and Aasiya Saleem. Aasiya was the front-runner for the team with rounds of 75-67-72 to finish two under par and claiming the silver medal in the Individual Category. Maya took the bronze medal in the division also. While back in the team category, Tunisia took silver, and the Egypt team bronze.
The UAE Ladies Team with Intissar Rich, Jamie Camero, and Alia Alemadi won the silver in the Ladies’ Team Division. Jamie led the way for the UAE with rounds of 70-74-72 and also taking home the silver in the Individual Category. Team Morocco came out on top overall and Lebanon won bronze in the Ladies’ Team division.
The medals kept coming for the UAE. In the Boys 18 & Under Mohammad Skaik, Rashid Aljassmy, and Sayed Ahmed came away with silver. Morocco impressively ran away with division winning gold by more than 30 shots. But the competition between the UAE and the eventual bronze team Egypt was a tight race with the UAE pipping them by just three shots.
Abdulla Darwish won silver in the Boys 13 & Under Individual Category after firing an impressive three under par 69 for his second round which gave him enough to win via countback. Egypt won the gold and Jordan took bronze in the team category.
Competing in the UAE Boys 15 & Under Team division and placing fifth in the Team Category were Marwan Alemadi, Abdulla Salmeen, and Mohammed Thabet. Tunisia won gold, Egypt won silver, and Saudi Arabia won bronze in the team category.
Moving forward the teams and players will focus on playing the Emirates Golf Federation Order of Merit events. Some of the players will even travel and compete in World Amateur Golf Ranking events to continue to develop their game.
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