UAE National Junior Golfers Travel To The 2016 APGC Junior Championship


On August 23 – 25, 2016 four United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Junior golfers will compete in the 2016 Asian Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) Junior Championship at Sunrise Golf & Country Club in Taiwan. Two girls and two boys will compete in a 72-hole mixed gender team competition. Representing the UAE will be Reema Al Heloo and Tara Al Marzooqi for the girls, and Mohammed Al Hajeri and Mohammed Abdulla Saeed for the boys.

Over 3-days (72-holes), teams will be made up of one male and one female player from each country. Teams will be grouped with a different country each day except the seeded draw for round 3. The team competition will be all stroke play as the First Round will be four-balls, the Second round in foursomes, and the Third Round will be individual gross score.

Coming off a team gold medal at the GCC Ladies Golf Championship in Bahrain, Reema and Tara will be looking to have a strong appearance in Taiwan. Reema also won the gold medal in the individual category in Bahrain.

For the boys, Mohammed Abdulla Saeed will be competing in his first international golf event out of the UAE. A product of the NJDP this championship will be great experience for tis youngster. Mohammed Al Hajeri has been a rising star for UAE golf. Starting over two years ago, Al Hajeri has seen improvements in all aspects of his game and will be looking to compete with the top players at the championship.

Traveling with the juniors will be Khalid Mubarak Al Shamsi, UAE National Team Manager and Greg Holmes, UAE National Team Head Coach.

“The girls had a strong 2015 – 2016 season and this will be a good test for them leading into the 2016 – 2017 season that starts in October. These juniors just completed a two-week summer camp in Germany in preparation for this championship and the upcoming season. The Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) has invested a lot of time into junior golf and our National Junior Development Program (NJDP), by having four players competing in this event is a good example of that,” said Khalid Mubarak Al Shamsi.

Follow the EGF on social media and on the EGF website to updates and results from the event.

About the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF)

The Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) was formed in 1995 and is the Governing Body of Golf in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The EGF administers and provides the United States Golf Association (USGA) Handicap System to all EGF members. The EGF sanctions all amateur and professional golfing events and activates in the UAE.

The EGF is a non-profit organization with the goals and responsibility of increasing awareness and participation in golf. The EGF actively conducts an Order of Merit Season, National Junior Development Program, and Senior, Junior, and Ladies National Team Programs. The EGF and UAE golf clubs work closely together to help shape the future of golf in the UAE.

To gain more information about the EGF and UAE Golf visit the EGF Website and Social Media pages listed.


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