Last month saw the inaugural edition of the UAE Amateur Matchplay League played at The Track, Meydan Golf with talented players from the region battling against each other for a spot in the next round.
The event, which is managed by Golf Events Management who also run the Junior Masters Open Tour and the UAE World Amateur Junior Golf Championship, welcomed men, ladies and juniors representing a plethora of nationalities to the Championship course with ten of those sealing their passage into round two.
Reigning Junior Masters Open Tour Order of Merit champion Mousa Shana’ah booked his spot with a convincing 6&5 triumph over Abhiraj Gupta while Emirati youngster Abdullah Kalbat joined the Jordanian after winning on the 19th hole.
Ties Wolters’ match also went to 19 holes as he prevailed over Aasiya Saleem to move one step closer to being crowned champion while Rohit Menon, Samuel Durbin, Leila Aghi, Mirwais Arghadiwal, Hashem Shana’ah, Imrand and Aayan Dadabhoy all won their respective matches.
“Hosting the UAE Amateur Matchplay League is offering players the opportunity to experience a different format of golf rather than just strokeplay,” said Abedallah Shana’ah,Managing Director of Golf Events Management. “This will help enhance their development in the game as they will have a greater understanding of what it takes to compete in a matchplay scenario.
“We’re delighted with the feedback from the first event with men, ladies and juniors up and down the country competing for the same prize. This is just the beginning of the UAE Amateur Matchplay League and we’re looking forward to the next rounds which will kick off this month.”