Having a strong performance for the 18 & Under Team was Rayyan Al Maazmi. Finishing in Sixth Place with an overall score of 260 Rayyan will be a key individual to watch in this event over the next few years. Rounding out the 18 & Under team was Hami Faqihinejad with a tournament total of 266. Gold was won in the Junior 15 & Under Division for team UAE. After finishing tied with Oman the UAE had the lowest third round score which gave the UAE the Team Gold Medal. Obaid Al Heloo was the determining factor for the team with rounds of 77-83 but his final round of 74 was the lowest for the day and jolted the UAE to the top. Obaid finished with a score of 234 over three rounds while collecting the Silver Medal in the individual category.
Having solid performances was Mohammad Ahmed Haj and Abdullah Al Suwaidi as the finished 6th and 7th in the individual category. Closing out the championship, the UAE 13 & Under Team won the Silver Medal. The Al Jassmey brothers lead the way as they both finished with the same score of 181. Rashid finished in Second Place with the lower final round score and Sultan finished in Third Place for the individual category. Mohammad Skaik was not too far behind just trailing by two strokes and finishing in 5th Place with a total score of 183. “Thecourse was really in top conditions with fast greens and perfect fairways. TheMen’s Team had a very strong comeback and a great final round from Ahmad Skaik after a tough start. With Yousuf’s even-par and Al Qubaisi 4-over we gained 15 shots on the last day,” said Samir Wallani the UAE National Team Coach.
“The course was really in top conditions with fast greens and perfect fairways. The Men’s Team had a very strong comeback and a great final round from Ahmad Skaik after a tough start. With Yousuf’s even-par and Al Qubaisi 4-over we gained 15 shots on the last day,” said Samir Wallani the UAE National Team Coach. “In each division we had some kind of comeback besides the Ladies who just dominated since the first round. It just goes to show that you need to stay positive and never quit and that’s what we did. I am so proud of these teams they showed heart and teamwork,” Coach Samir added. Moving forward the teams will focus on the Emirates Golf Federation Order of Merit events and training camps that will be coming up. The UAE Presidents Cup will be coming up in February and all players will be looking to be crowned the next UAE National Champion.