Chandra books Golden Ball ticket after Dubai Golf win

Abhinava Chandra carded a net 68 to win the Dubai Golf OMA Emirates Championship’s top prize, in association with Genesis, at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club after a back nine countback with Dinesh Sharma.

This win not only gained him some vital Order of Merit (OOM) points but it also sealed his place in the Golden Ball Grand Final at Al Hamra Golf Club in October where he will compete for a once in a lifetime chance to tee it up alongside the stars of the European Challenge Tour in the Ras Al Khaimah 2017 Golf Challenge Pro-Am.

“What a great feeling to have won the Dubai Golf OMA Emirates Medal,” said Chandra. “Hopefully, I can play just as well at the Golden Ball Grand Final at Al Hamra Golf Club in October.”

In the Men’s Division A, Ashok Kumar carded a net 69 to claim top spot by one shot over Graeme Sears who was the division’s runner-up.

Sharma won the Division B title after carding a net 68, despite losing the overall medal on a countback of the back nine 70 while Jim Dickinson settled for the runner-spot.