By Matt Smith
Fresh from their preparations in Morocco, the UAE men’s national team arrived in France for the World Amateur Team Championships — the Eisenhower Trophy, as it is affectionately known.

Abdullah Al Musharrekh and Ahmad Skaik were training in Morocco this past week and joined captain Khalid Yousuf in Paris as they prepare to take on the best amateur golfers in the world.

Denmark are the team to beat as champions, but as always the United States and England look formidable, as 72 teams take part in the biennial competition.

England has Gareth Jenkins, Sam Bairstow and Arron Edwards-Hill in the line-up, while the US will field Diana Murphy, Gordon Sargent, Michael Thorbjornsen and Austin Greaser.

The UAE will be looking to place well ahead of hosting the 2023 event next year. This year’s event is the first since 2018 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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