Saturday 5th September 2015: The ninth event of the 2015 Mashreq Medal Championship in association with BMW and Ruth’s Chris Dubai took place yesterday at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Leading the order-of-merit going into the final third of the year was Australian Mark Dennehy on 364.5 points ahead of Dubai Creek Vice-Captain and past winner Pat Morrow on 339 points.
ALAN MACKENZIE (CLUB MANAGER, DUBAI CREEK), HARINI WHITE (LADY CAPTAIN, DUBAI CREEK), AASHAKA DESAI (CHAMPION), JOE GHOSSOUB (GENT’S CAPTAIN, DUBAI CREEK), STEPHEN HUBNER (DIRECTOR OF GOLF OPERATIONS, DUBAI CREEK)
As always the September event is particularly special since it is part of the Luckiest Ball on Earth initiative run by the European Tour. This means that the winner will join other September medal winners from all over the UAE to battle for a place in the Pro-Am at the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in November.
A field of nearly 100 golfers turned out to play in the popular medal event. The champion on the day was junior member Aashaka Desai who’s net score of 1-under par 70 won on a count-back over Kate Duffy who collected the prize for ladies category winner. Men’s Division B for the 15-28 handicappers was won by Abdul Meeran who scored 71 and won by a single shot over Praveen Kalia. There was a tie at the top of Men’s Division A and after the count-back it was young Kabir Nanda who beat into second place Dhruv Chopra after both players finished on 72.
The best gross score of the day was a 72 by Max Burrow and the Senior Division winner was Dave Gowans who scored a solid level par 71.
After conducting the prize presentation, Dubai Creek’s Director of Golf, Stephen Hubner commented; “Thank you all for your support and participation again this month, I hope that you all enjoyed your games today. A huge thank you as always to our sponsors, Mashreq, BMW and Ruth’s Chris Dubai without whom this event wouldn’t be possible. Congratulations to Aashaka and of course we wish her the very best of luck in her efforts to secure a place in the DP World Tour Championship Pro-Am.”