Horbury & Van Schalkwyk Win EGF Summer Pairs Open in Al Ain

(Al Ain, UAE) – On July 24 – 25, 2015 the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club (AESGC) hosted the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) Summer Pairs Open, supported by Rotana Hotels and GolfLan. 46 players (23 teams) took to the course for this two-day event. With day one played as a Better Ball Stableford and day two played as an Individual Pairs Stableford, the teams had to put together two solid rounds to find themselves in the running for prizes. This event was the first of three events that the EGF will be organizing throughout the 2015 summer.


Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) Summer Pairs Open, supported by Rotana Hotels and GolfLan


Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club is located in the Oasis City of Al Ain. Playing over 6,800 yards the Championship Course gave the golfers a challenging excursion. The golf club at AESGC is a social hub and was the perfect venue to kick off the EGF summer events.

After a fantastic weekend of golf, Ian Horbury and Anton Van Schalwyk came out on top of the field with a total of 113 points. 41 points came in the first day of play in the Better Ball Stableford format. Scores of 36 and 36 sealed the victory on day two, in the Individual Pairs Stableford format. The winners received trophies and a 2-night stay at a Rotana Hotels property.

Craig Hanson and Theuns Webb finished in second place with 109 points. On day one the pair scored 40 points and followed that with 38 points and 31 points for day two. Second place received a 1-night stay at a Rotana Hotels property.

After a count-back, Arto Schroderus and Chris De Kock placed third with 106 points. With a day one point total of 34 the pair bounced back with 35 points and 37 points for day two. The third place winners won a lunch for 2 at a Rotana Hotels property.

The father and son pairing of Sergio and Sidney De Souza came in forth place with an event total of 106. Finalizing the Top-5 prize giveaways was Graham and Carmen Hurdon with 103 points, after a count-back.

There were also four other prizes given out for the Nearest to the Pin competition on two holes for both days. For day one David Mitchell won on Hole 4 and Sana Tufail won on Hole 17. On day two Nathan Robin won on Hole 7 and Mark Carrington won on Hole 15.

The EGF would like to send a special thanks to the Official Sponsor of the EGF Summer Pairs Open, Rotana Hotels and Resorts and GolfLan. Rotana Hotels provided valuable prizes and GolfLan greeted the players with a great gift bag. The EGF would also like to thank the AESGC and the fine staff for running this event at a top level.

The EGF will be back in action on August 14, 2015 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club for the second event of the EGF Summer Swing. For more information please contact the EGF at info@egfgolf.com.

To see all of the pictures from this event visit the EGF Facebook page at Emirates Golf Federation.