(Dubai, UAE) – The 2015 Jaermann & Stübi Dubai Creek Seniors Open took place this past weekend at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. This ever popular event was a great success again this year boasting a field of over 60 senior players from across the region, and as far afield as the United Kingdom. The setting was the ever stunning Dubai Creek course which was in immaculate condition and provided the players with the perfect platform for this prestigious event.
Round 1: The players set out on Friday afternoon all in hope of a solid round to put themselves in contention ahead of day 2. No more so than Dubai Creek member and reigning champion of three years, John Fellingham who was looking for a 4th consecutive victory. As he did back in 2012 and 2014, Fellingham took the overnight clubhouse lead after an opening round of 73, however this time he was also joined by scratch golfer Rene Larsen. David Gowans and Vikram Judge were also in the hunt after very respectable rounds of 76 and 77.
Final Round: With 18 holes of the challenging Dubai Creek course to be played and just 4 shots separating the top 4 players, there was everything to play for in the final round. Things were still very close at the turn, but Larsen had managed to open up a 2 shot lead. On the back 9 Larsen gradually opened up his lead even more, eventually coming out on top by 6 shots after another superb round of 73, bringing his 36 hole total to 146 (+4). After being presented with his trophy he commented, “I would just like to start off by thanking my playing partners, it has been a great event, one I always look forward to coming back to and I am honored to have won! I would also like to say a huge thank you to the sponsors Jaermann & Stübi for their support with this year’s event. I look forward to seeing everyone again next year!” After a final round of 76, Gowans finished with a total 152 (+10), closely followed by Fellingham and Judge who were both 8 shots back on 154 (+12). In the net division it was Hyo Choong Kim who stormed to victory after a stunning final round of 63, bringing her two day total to a very impressive 131 (-11). In second and third position, George Varghese and Aziz Al Hakim both finished with very credible net 68’s to finish with totals of 138 (-4) and 140 (-2) respectfully.
After helping to present the prizes, Oliver Zuegel, Managing Partner at Jaermann & Stübi commented; “We were delighted once again to be the Title Sponsor of this year’s Seniors Open at the Creek Golf Course, taking this as an opportunity to introduce our brand Jaermann & Stübi and its Timepieces of Golf at this exclusive event and to UAE’s golf community”