Brighton College Dubai, recently held their inaugural Brighton College Junior Open at Arabian Ranches Golf Club, with 80 participants from across the UAE, including nine pupils from Brighton College Dubai, the event saw a remarkable turnout.

This first-of-its-kind tournament was organised by Brighton College Dubai and open to all amateur golfers ages 19 years and below with a valid handicap from Emirates Golf Federation or any affiliated club, featured a competitive Individual Stroke Play format over 18 holes. Given the high demand, a handicap ballot was conducted to finalise the field of 80 players.

The tournament featured various categories, including Boys and Girls Gross and Net Divisions age 10-13 and age 14+ plus special events such as Nearest The Pin challenges added an extra layer of excitement to the competition, showcasing the diverse skills of the participating young golfers.

Tournament Results:
Boys Division A (Gross)
1 – Lukas Astrom (countback)
2 – Victor Larsen

Girls Division A (Gross)
1 – Hannah Alan
2 – Hayoon Oh

Boys Division B (Gross)
1 – Siddhaan Chibber
2 – Ricardo Bianchi

Boys Division A (Net)
1 – Ibrahim Rahman
2 – Samarbir Kochar

Girls Division B (Gross)
1 – Ananyaa Sood
2 – Leia Maccallum

Girls Division A (Net)
Candice Sauvan

Girls Division B (Net)
1 – Leia Maccallum
2 – Samaira Choudry

Standout achievement of the day was Irum Kim, who scored a remarkable hole-in-one!

80 young golfers from across the UAE took part in the inaugural tournament held at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Mr Simon Crane, Head Master at Brighton College Dubai, expressed his pride in the pupils’ achievements, saying, “It’s fantastic to see our pupils shine on the golf course. This tournament marks the beginning of their journey, and we’re grateful to Arabian Ranches Golf Club for providing a platform for these young talents. We look forward to witnessing more successful future golfing events!”

The awards ceremony and dinner took place at the Arabian Ranches, where participants, parents, and supporters gathered to celebrate the achievements of these young golfers.

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