Jose Sanjuan (10) and Jesus Sanjuan (6) shot a betterball score of 44 Stableford points to win the UAE International Pairs – Abu Dhabi Golf Club Qualifier.
The Sanjuans had matching nines of 22 points on each half. Jose had a strong round and anchored the pair with a gross 79 with Jesus dovetailing when needed.
Runners-up one point back was the pair of Julian Pope (15) and Alexander Pietzsch (13).
Third place went to Men’s Captain Chris Rossmeisl (5) and Men’s Vice-Captain Charles Parks (7) on 41 points.
60 players competed in 30 pairs in a 1 pm shotgun start over the National Course, with men playing from the Black Tees and ladies playing from the Pink Tees.
The format of the International Pairs is fourball betterball with ¾ handicap allowance.
The top three pairings from the Abu Dhabi Golf Club Qualifier progress to the UAE Finals to be held again at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on Saturday 9th March, 2024.
The prizes were presented by Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s Men’s Captain, Chris Rossmeisl.
The winning pair at the UAE National 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 10 of the UAE International Pairs 2023 – 2024 Series is on Tuesday 9th January, 2024, at Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai and is open to Lady Members of Montgomerie plus all lady golfers in the UAE holding an EGF Golf Handicap.