(Sharjah, UAE) – The steady golf from German Castro (St Quentin GC) and Michael Wolf (Sky 77 GC) proved to be too much for the rest of the field in the 6th edition of the Sharjah Golf & Shooting Clubs Ultimate Pairs Championship, played over the weekend of Friday 29th & Saturday 30th January 2016.

Group Winners

After guiding themselves through the first days Texas Scramble and Greensomes format they sat just behind the leaders on two under par, one stroke back. With the pair of Arun Tuli (SGSC) & Halim Husin (SGSC) looking very confident during day one the duo of Wolf and Castro knew day two needed to be special.

Throughout the course of the two days, Better Ball and Foursomes formats, the errors started to creep into the leaders rounds. The bright start for Mark Dupree and Rory Thomson ended in the Foursomes when the pairing carded some silly mistakes to ruin the chance of lifting the trophy in 2016. The horror story of the day came from team Tuli and Husin who carded a 7 on their finishing hole with all their hard work over the last two days been lost on the last. The door was opened for Castro and Wolf who produced a front nine of one under and returned home in two over 38 to take the Championship for the first time by 4 shots.

Returning in second place were regular playing partners Joe Moosa and Ben Mulvaney of the Emirates Golf Federation who couldn’t match the high level of golf shown by the winners over the two days but did come from 6th position overnight.

Third place went to the overnight leaders Arun Tuli and Halim Husin (SGSC) deserved at least that title for all the great golf they played over the 2 days.

With the top three positions settled the golfers were keen to know who had won the four different and testing formats played over the 36 holes. The first format of Texas Scramble went to good friends Vivian Verma (SGSC) and Sanjoy Das (SGSC) who produced a 32. The first day second 9 format of Greensomes went to Gurbax Singh (Emirates Golf Club) and Satnam Kaur of the EGF who combined extremely well to return a level par net score of 36, proving how difficult the Greensomes format is to play.

The second day’s front nine format of Better Ball went to Mark Dupree and Rory Thomson of SGSC also who battled well to shot three under 33 net. The final 9 hole format prizes being Foursomes went to coach and player partnership of Steve Chambers and Julian Panter (SGSC) who were delighted to see their early time paid off in the end after shooting 39 net.