Dubai Hills won the Players Shield
By Matt Smith
Up to Scratch
The 2021-2022 UAE Scratch League concluded with the final matches to crown champions in both the Scratch and Players Divisions.
Dubai Hills overcame Yas Links at home in the Players Division final to capture the inaugural Shield. Both the Yas Links and Dubai Hills teams will be promoted from the Players Division to compete in the Scratch Division for the 2022-2023 season.
In the competitive Scratch Division, The Els Club just missed out on the title as favorites Trump International edged them in the final match to successfully defend their 2020-2021 title in the league, which is supported by Emirates Golf Federation.
The Race is on
Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club hosted the 12th qualifying round of the Emirates NBD Race to Malaysia over the weekend, with 56 golfers competing over the nine-hole course.
Oates claims DDF Golf Cup
Home member Ross Oates won the 28th Dubai Duty Free Golf Cup at Arabian Ranches. The event was an individual stableford format with prizes being awarded to junior, senior, men’s, ladies and gross divisions. Frederic Fleury, Ross Grant, Nick Borkhataria and Anna Iatsuliak were among the other winners.
Jumeirah Golf Estates captain Sheila McIlroy won the June edition of the Lounge Spa Ladies ahead of Willemijn Roeterdink and Juliette Castell. Bettina Schrockenfuchs was the winner of the Individual Stableford with a score of 36 points.
Emirates Golf Club hosted the Suited and Booted Open on the Faldo Course, with a 6pm shotgun start under the floodlights. The overall winner was Russell Yeomans, ahead of PT Jain and Kangho Rho.
Winners on Earth Course
The June OMA Emirates Medalford also took place at JGE, with Ravi Khanna crowned the winner on the Earth Course. Nicsha Russouw claimed the Ladies Division. Young star Yash Majmudar claimed the Overall Gross prize.
The three-event Beneple Dubai Golf Junior Team Championship took place at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Emirates Golf Club and Jumeirah Golf Estates. JGE scored 196 points on the final day to win both the final round and the overall tournament.
EGC hosted the Ladies Tournament of Champions on the Majlis Course with 23 ladies competing in a medal format. The overall winner was Naima Maya, from defending champion Kiyono Taniuchi. In third place was Caroline Granger.
Doha Golf Club ladies held a Lupus Awareness Fund Raiser to help member Karen who is fighting the disease. A very generous contribution was made by the Qatar Golf Association (QGA) and the ladies themselves, as they continued their efforts in raising Lupus awareness. All proceeds went to the Lupus UK Foundation. Doha also saw the conclusion of its six-event BICT Series, which began back in December.
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