After a patient wait, the White Rose Golf Society were crowned champions of this year’s Sharjah Golf Society League after seeing off the challenge of the GTI Society in a long-delayed final.
Originally scheduled for April 11th but pushed back due to lockdown restrictions, the White Rose team – made up of Club Captain Rory Thomson, Ryan Taylor and low handicappers Ben Mulvaney and Namir Al Naimi – emerged in good form to take the title and make up for their loss in the 2019 final.
The final proved a tense affair with both teams winning a match each, so a sudden-death play-off was required to determine who took home the trophy.
The pressure was palpable, but a solid par-4 from Al Naimi saw him wrap up the win and leave the GTI team, made up of Andrew Thom, Eamonn Al-Rifai, Martin Rodden and Ahmed Musley, empty handed.
In the third/fourth place play-off match the GEMS Society proved too hot to handle for the Angry Birdies as they won both their matches to clinch third place overall.
The final always sees the return of some familiar faces as it coincides with the annual Patron’s Day – an event at which the club invites all the past captains and sponsors to play a friendly competition.
The Individual Stableford tournament was played from the white and yellow tees and there were some great scores considering the temperature and conditions.
Taking top spot was Mujahid Siddiqui with a sensational score of 39 points, one clear of Mohan GC with Jordan Smith in third with a score of 35 points.