The pairing of Shoaib Farooqui and Omar Al Shamsi shot an impressive 46 Stableford points to win the Season II UAE International Pairs Qualifying Round at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club, UAE.
Their 46 points was made up of nines of 22 and 24 for a convincing winning margin of three points from runners-up, Robert Rudling and Steve Jessop.
The format of the International Pairs is fourball betterball with ¾ handicap allowance.
The top three pairings from the Al Ain Qualifier progress to the UAE Finals to be held on Saturday 9th March, 2024 over the National Course.
The winning Pair at the UAE Finals goes on to represent the UAE at the World Final of the International Pairs – Race to Obidos event in November 2024 at Royal Obidos Spa & Golf Resort and Bom Sucsso Resort in Portugal. It will be an all-expenses-paid trip.
The next Qualifying Round, Number 9 of the UAE International Pairs Series is on Saturday 18th November, 2023 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
It is open to members of Abu Dhabi Golf Club who should enter through their usual competition platforms.
It is also open to non-members of Golf Clubs and members of other golf clubs other than the home club who hold an Official Handicap, whether a member of a golf club or not.