On Saturday, May 9th 2015 the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) hosted the final National Monthly Medal of the 2014 – 2015 Season at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Winning the Overall Stableford competition was National Junior Mohammed Saeed Abdulla.
This final event of the season saw one of the largest fields of the 2014 – 2015 season with 35 players. Coming out on top and winning the event with a Stableford Score of 37 points was National Junior Mohammed Saeed Abdulla.
The Runner-Up after a back-nine count back with 35 points was National Team player Ahmed Skaik. Rounding out the top three coming in Third Place was Saleh Al Ameri with 35 points.
The Best Gross Award went to Abdulla Al Musharrekh. Al Musharrekh shot a 3-over-par, 74. With a front nine score of 36 and a back nine score of 38, Al Musharrekh had 12 pars and two birdies.
Winning the Division A (0-14 Handicap) Award was Mohammed Al Musharrekh with 33 points. The winner of the Division B (15-28 Handicap) Award was Faisal Al Sayegh with 35 points.
During the event there were a number of On Course Challenges up for grabs. Taking home the Adult Longest Drive Award was Rashid Hamood. Winning the Adult Nearest to the Pin Award was Mohammed Al Musharrekh. The winner of the Junior Longest Drive Award was Rashid Al Emadi. Wrapping up the On Course Challenges, Khalil Kashwani won the Junior Nearest to the Pin Award.
During the award presentation the EGF took time out to recognize the accomplishments of the UAE National Golf Teams from 2014. Ahmed Skaik, Abdulla Al Qubaisi, and Saeed Al Balooshi were acknowledged for winning the Gold Medal in the Team Gross category for the 2014 GCC Golf Championships (18-Under Division). Khalid Yousuf was acknowledged for winning the Silver Medal in the Individual Gross category at the 2014 Arab Golf Championship (Men’s Division). Each player received a certificate and trophy from the Ministry of General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare.
It was great to see these national events grow throughout the year. Not only are these events representing the UAE but it’s also shows the growth that the game of golf is having in this country. Since this was the final national event of the season, these players will take the next few months off from competition. To stay up to date EGF and the UAE National Golf Teams follow the Emirates Golf Federation on social media.