(Paris, France) – On August 31st – September 3rd, 2022 the United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Golf Team will compete in the 32nd World Amateur Team Championship (WATC) at the Le Golf National and Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche in Paris, France. A record-tying 72 teams have entered this year’s championship tying the mark set in Turkey in 2012. Representing team UAE will be Khalid Yousuf Aljasmi, Ahmad Skaik, and Abdalla Al Musharrekh.
The UAE will be starting the championship tomorrow at 13:36 local time on the Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche course. For round 2 the UAE team will tee it up at 9:06 local time on the Le Golf National course. UAE will be playing alongside the Serbian and Dominican Republic national team players. Following the second-round pairings and tee times will be created based on the teams’ performance.
Mr. Akram Skaik the General Director of the Emirates Golf Federation will be the UAE team’s nonplaying captain. Khalid Yousuf Aljasmi the team veteran will be playing in his 9th WATC. Abdalla Al Musharrekh is making his first appearance since his last performance in 2012 in Turkey. Rounding out the team and leading the way for the UAE will be Ahmad Skaik. Ahmad is currently ranked 63rd in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. Both Abdalla and Ahmad are well prepared having trained in Morocco the last two weeks with Rutgers University and the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation.
“It is always a pleasure for the UAE to participate in the World Amateur Team Championship. The golf courses here in France are in great condition and we are expecting to see some great scores. Our players are ready to perform to the best of their ability. Having expectations for this event is always difficult because we are competing against the best amateur golfers in the world. It is important for our players to use the experience gained from this championship to continue their golf journey”, said General Abdullah Alhashmi the Vice Chairman of the Emirates Golf Federation.
The 2022 WATC is run by the International Golf Federation (IGF) organization committee and hosted by the French Golf Federation. The event is historically known as the most prestigious team championship in amateur golf. The best two scores from teams of two or three players are calculated every 18 holes of stroke play. After four rounds or 72-holes, the team with the best score (or the lowest amount of strokes) is crowned the champions.
To follow the action and to get updated results, follow the Emirates Golf Federation social media pages or visit the IGF website at www.igfgolf.org.