DUBAI -- Jamal bin Marghoob played with the consistency of a seasoned golfer to win the UAE Nationals Monthly Medal, organized by the Emirates Golf Federation, at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club on Saturday.
Jamal Bin Marghoub, overall winner accepting the trophy from Darwish Al Qubaisi, EGF Board member
The fast-improving Emirati golfer scored on all holes to tally 42 points, beating his nearest challenger by Faisal Al Sayegh by a good three points. Sultan Ali settled for third following a countback with 36 points.
Khalid Yousuf, a member of the UAE national team, also made his presence felt, winning the prestigious gross prize with a solid level-par score of 70.
Abdul Wahed Al Qasem walked away with the honours in Division A with 34 points while Mohammed Al Musharrekh, the overall winners of the first two events of the medal series, reigned supreme in Division B, taking the title with 36 points.
Ahmed Skaik scored a fantastic 52 points in the junior division. The talented junior, whose handicap will come down significantly after this superb performance, also took the longest drive prize in his division.
Ahmed Skaik, Junior division winner accepting the trophy from Darwish Al Qubaisi, EGF Board member
Saeed Albudoor, general manager of the Emirates Golf Federation, thanked all the players for making the event a great success. “Scores were impressive in each division which shows the course was in great condition as always”
Overall winners: 1. Jamal bin Marghoob 42 points,
2. Faisal Al Sayegh 39,
3. Sultan Ali 36 (countback).
Best Gross: Khalid Yousuf 71
Division A (0-14 handicap) winner: Abdul Wahed Al Qasem 34 points
Division B (15-28 handicap) winner: Mohammed Al Musharrekh 36 points
Junior winner: Ahmed Skaik 52 points
Nearest to the pin: Ahmed Al Budoor (fifth hole - juniors), Rashid Hamood (14th hole)
Longest drive: Ahmed Skaik (12th hole – juniors) and Salem Al Amro (fourth hole).