April 16th 2016 held a very important day at Yas Links, one anticipated by female golfers all around the Emirates, The Yas Links 2016 Ladies Open. A fun event for likeminded lady golfers to compete for the ultimate bragging right, though, the best part usually is that it is a lot of fun and a social event. New and familiar faces gathered for the Ladies 18 hole Stroke play competition in the late morning.
The day was proudly sponsored by Yas cycles who is situated at Al Zeina just off Yas Island. Yas Cycles offers expert advice on a range of Quality Bikes and Equipment, for Road, Triathlon and Mountain Bike enthusiasts. After the tournament, a prize presentation and buffet lunch was held in Hickory’s and presented to the ladies.
This year we had a new Champion, Julia Alhemoud who conquered the greens finishing with a show stopping gross 71 allowing her to take the title of Ladies Open of the 2016 year. Second place gross was received by last year’s Champion, Anastacia Bakal who finished with a very respectable gross 76.
Yas Links Member Teresa Sheepwash finished the day with a highly impressive nett 75 putting her in a solid first place under the nett category. Allison Muirhead finished with a fantastic nett 76 putting her in a respectable 2nd place nett standing. Prizes were proudly presented to the talented golfers by Yas Links captain, Mrs. Andrea Hartley and Yas Links Professional, Anthony Buchanan.
The results shown on the Ladies Open Day certainly puts the ladies on the spotlight as ones to watch for the upcoming 2017 year. We thank all who joined the days event and for setting a high bar for ladies golf in the emirates.
On course prize winners provided by Yas Cycles:
Straightest drive on hole 2: Lora Al Marzooqi
Longest drive on hole 12: Alison Muirhead
Nearest to the pin hole 17: Elsie Bruce
Be sure to see the entire picture album on the Yas Links Facebook Page.