Chiara Noja competes in South Africa. LET


Ritchie rises to DDF Mark Fahy Memorial challenge 

James Ritchie with his trophy. DDF

James Ritchie fired 44 points to claim the Dubai Duty Free — Mark Fahy Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday at Dubai Hills Golf Club.
This event has been held since 2005 with the support of the Dubai Irish Golf Society in memory of Mark Fahy, a prominent figure within the Irish community in Dubai.
A full field of 96 players took on the Dubai Hills Challenge, with Ritchie posting nines of 26 and 18 points to take the Men’s Division title, one point ahead of Anthony Stroud.
Richard Cole took home the Gross Winner’s Trophy, while Laura Kirkham took the Ladies Division crown

El Chaib triumphs at The Els Club Ladies’ Open

Lara El Chaib with her trophy. The Els Club

Lara El Chaib’s three-over was enough to take the Els Club Ladies’ Open, edging out Jamie Camero by one stroke. The Net Division was won by Sara Ali in this ninth of 11 Emirates Golf Federation Ladies’ Order of Merit events.

UAE bring home medal haul from Bahrain

The UAE team thrived at the GCC Championship in Bahrain. EGF

The UAE took home a haul of medals from the GCC Championship at Royal Golf Club in the Bahraini capital, Manama. Six teams from across the GCC took part, including Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and host Bahrain. After winning back-to-back Presidents Cups, Ahmad Skaik led the men’s team, and led from the front by winning the Individual Silver Medal. The UAE also won bronze in the team event and Under 18 team event.

Five step closer to Phuket at Al Hamra

Tyrone Evans. Al Hamra

Al Hamra Golf Club held its Race to Phuket qualifier on Sunday, allowing five participants to secure a spot for the UAE Final at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in September. With Tyrone Evans (Div 1), Andre Grove (2), Conor Freeman (3), Stamen Stantchev (4) and Ivan Kraemer (5) booking their spots.

Kron claims Creek monthly

Anders Kron with Men’s Captain Gene Cha. Dubai Creek

Anders Kron claimed the OMA Emirates Monthly Medal at Dubai Creek, overcoming 69 other competitors to claim top spot. Christian Klynge took Division A, with Anish Bhatia securing Division B. The Ladies Division was won by Tatiana Ganina. After Round 3, Bhatia leads the order of Merit with with 245 points.

Mullane shines at Els Club Men’s Open

Jay Mullane shone at The Els Club.

Jay Mullane claimed the Els Club Men’s Open in a closely fought competition over 36 holes. Mullane’s 71-72 scores took him to one-under for the tournament, two ahead of Anders Axelsson. The Net Division was won by Vivaan Chhibber

Noja keeps up strong run on LET

Chiara Noja. LET

Dubai wonderkid Chiara Noja kept up her strong run on her first full season on the Ladies European Tour with an impressive third place at the Investec South African Women’s Open. The German 16-year-old shot a course record on the opening day at Steenberg Golf Club, but eventually had to settle for third behind major winner Ashleigh Buhai and Ana Pelaez Trivino. German Noja has already followed up her famous victory in the Aramco Team Series — Jeddah individual event with a T11 in Morocco and a stunning T12 in the star-studded Aramco Saudi Ladies international. Noja moves up to eighth place in the LET season-long Race to Costa del Sol.

Bainbridge on top at JGE Club Championship

The JGE winners. Jumeirah Golf Estates

David Bainbridge claimed top spot in the Men’s Division of the Jumeirah Golf Estates Club Championships, finishing just ahead of Raghav Malik.
Anca Mateiu won the Ladies’ Division and Junior Division, while Sheila McIlroy claimed the Ladies’ Net Division. James Finnigan took the Senior Division

Selvaraj shines at Saadiyat Beach Men’s Open

Jonathan Selvaraj. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Jonathan Selvaraj triumphed in the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club Men’s Open by one stroke fro Rami Samawi over 36 holes. Subhash Bhatia took the Net Division  from Amir Rehman and Jerome Martin.