Al Mouj win Alfa Romeo Cup 2018

MUSCAT: Al Mouj Golf Club has been crowned champion of the Alfa Romeo Golf Cup 2018, followed by Ghala Golf Club in the second place. Over the course of the two day tournament, none of the players could score a hole-in-one to win the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce as a prize from Dhofar Automotive. The fifth edition of the two day tournament comprised of the four participating clubs local clubs locked in an exciting and competitive match at Al Mouj Golf course. At the end of the championship, Ziyad al Zubair, Board Director at The Zubair Corporation, handed out the trophies to the winners.
Following the success of last year’s tournament, Dhofar Automotive, in collaboration with the Oman Golf Committee (OGC), organised the fifth edition of the championship. Launched in 2012, and rebranded to the ‘Alfa Romeo Cup’ for 2018, this challenging championship was the first ever inter-club tournament of its kind for golf enthusiasts in the Sultanate. As such, it saw great interest and support from the golfing community in the Sultanate.
Ziyad al Zubair said: “Organising an event such as this requires great effort. I am therefore extremely proud of the astounding levels of preparations and the professional skill of the participating players and teams. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to every person that was responsible for the success of this tournament; one that is a perfect match for the stunning Italian Alfa Romeo brand. I extend my warmest congratulations to the Al Mouj Golf Club, the winners of the Alfa Romeo Cup 2018. I also congratulate the Oman Golf Committee, especially Munthir al Barwani, the Chairman of the OGC, and Lee Audonogmo, General Manager of the OGC, on the success of the tournament.”
Rhett Maxwell, Dhofar Automotive General Manager, said: “We are elated with the success of this, the fifth edition of this championship, which we once again organised together with the Oman Golf Committee. As such, I would like to thank them for the continued support over the years and look forward to working with them again for future tournaments. I would also like to thank each of the participating players and teams, whose continued participation have been the key drivers behind the success of this tournament.”
Sabri al Mawali, the men’s captain of Al Mouj Golf, the champions of the tournament, said: “I am extremely thankful to Dhofar Automotive and Alfa Romeo for organising this event. It was an exciting and unforgettable experience and one of the most prominent sport activities of this season. Indeed, the great effort of all the organisers and sponsors as well as the Al Mouj Golf staff is very evident. The growth of this tournament over the years clearly reflects the rapid development of golf in Oman.”
“I am proud that my team, Al Mouj Golf, has won the cup and I would like to congratulate all participating clubs for showcasing amazing levels of skill and strategy; making this a truly memorable tournament. We definitely look forward to taking part in future editions of the Alfa Romeo Cup,” said Evon Middleton, the women’s captain of the Al Mouj team.
The participation in the Alfa Romeo Cup comprises of the best golfers from the four grass course clubs in the Sultanate, each team comprising of the club’s 12 best golfers. All in all, 48 of the best golfers in the country compete to win the coveted trophy.
The clubs that participated in the Alfa Romeo Cup are Ghala Golf Club, Almouj Golf Club, Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club, and Ras Al Hamra Golf Club. The players were chosen from the Oman Golf Committee ranking system known as the Order of Merit which lists best the golfers in the country according to their championship history and achievements. The first five players being those with the highest net scores as per the OGC Order of Merit, The next five players will be those with the highest Gross scores, and the final two will be wild card entries.