MUSCAT: Badar Al Aamri of Oman overcame a stiff competition from a strong field to emerge champion at the Assarain Golf Classic. The 26th edition of the Assarain Golf Classic was held at the Ghala Golf Club on January 21 and 22 with the participation of over 136 golfers.
A delighted Badar said: "The Assarain Golf Classic is a fantastic tournament and it feels great to win a competition of this stature. I would like to thank my playing partners over the last few days. It was a pleasure to be in this event and again I would like to thank the sponsor Assarain Group of Companies.”
Khalil al Wahaibi, General Manager of Ghala Golf Club, who managed the event, said: "The atmosphere was electric from the first day. I was truly amazed by the participation and overall feel of the 2022 Assarain Golf Classic. We were oversubscribed and had to have a cut off for players as we unfortunately could not fit all of them in, but overall, it was a tremendous occasion."
HH Sayyid Azzan bin Qais al Said was the guest of honour at the ceremony held on the final day that was graced by a host of dignitaries.
The Assarain Classic ended with its tradition of raffling off a Hublot watch which was won by Ahmed Syaifudin.
Commenting upon the success of the event, Ibrahim al Wahaibi, Director of Assarain Group of Companies, said: "I would like to congratulate all the winners in the respective categories and would like to thank all the participants. With the success of the 2022 event, we are committed to making the Assarain Golf Classic tournament bigger and better in the coming years while maintaining our strong professional standards of hosting one of the oldest golf tournaments in the Sultanate.”
Gross champion: Badar al Amri 81 & 75 = 156 (Taylormade Sim Max2 driver)
Runner-up: Fahad Al Kitani 84 & 74 = 158 (Taylormade Sim Max2 3 wood)
Nett first: Mohamad Nasaruddin 68 & 74 = 142 (Cobra Radspeed Driver)
Nett second: Vishal Dhawan 73 & 71 = 144 C/B (Cobra Radspeed 3 wood)
Gross winner: Jameela Daud -93 & 95 = 188 (Cobra F Max air speed Driver)
Nett winner: Maralyn Hayes - 73 & 75 = 148 (Cobra F Max air speed 3 wood)
Gross winner: Adam Al Barwani 86 & 80 = 166 Gross ( RtX Zipcore wedge)
2. Faris al Busaidi – 92 & 97 = 189 Gross (Titalist Prov 1 x ball)