Dubai golf prodigy Rayhan Thomas has sensationally won his second professional title as an amateur, turning the tables on South African rival Mathiam Keyser at the 11th King Hamad Trophy in Bahrain.
It’s not only major champions who seek out Justin Parsons, Dubai’s U.S. bound-coach to the stars.
Rayhan Thomas’ charge to second place in the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship justifiably dominated the headlines but wasn’t the only meritorious accomplishment by the Middle East contingent in Singapore.
Takumi Kanaya made winning look routine as he captured the 10th Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship on Sunday. But then again, it seems to be becoming more and more so for the 20-year-old from Japan.
Rayhan Thomas may have had to settle for a bitter-sweet joint second placing but will depart the 10th Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship bristling with confidence courtesy of a pair of invaluable takeaways from Singapore.
Thomas eyes the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush after sensational run to joint second at Asia-Pacific Amateur
Rayhan Thomas has sensationally finished second at the 10th Asia Pacific Amateur Championship.
For the UAE’s Ahmed Skaik and Abdullah Al Musharrekh, simply making the 36-hole cut at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (ACC) in Singapore this week would be a huge win.
A top-10 finish at the Eisenhower Trophy has Rayhan Thomas eyeing his next big amateur challenge with a timely surge of confidence and it is little wonder considering the dream prizes on the line.
Denmark had played in the World Amateur Team Championship 24 previous times but never won the biennial competition that pits the countries of the world in a stroke-play event. But on Saturday at Ireland’s Carton House Golf Club, all that changed thanks to the standout play of a pair of identical twins: Nicolai and Rasmus Hojgaard.
Rayhan Thomas’ ability to go seriously low when it counts is not a new phenomenon.
The Eisenhower Trophy only really appeared on Rayhan Thomas’ radar two years ago when Australia waltzed to their fourth title by a whopping 19-strokes in Mexico.