UAE players take part in a training session.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE Ladies and Junior National Golf teams will be competing in the 2022 Pan Arab Golf Championships hosted by the Arab Golf Federation (AGF) in Hammamet Sud, Tunisia.
The event will begin on Thursday and end on Saturday.
The championship will be played at the Citrus Golf Club and will have 10 different divisions.
This will be the first time that there will be 10 different divisions for the Ladies and Junior Championships. Divisions will be made up of 15 & Under and Ladies for the women and 13 & Under, 15 & Under, and 18 & Under for the Juniors. Each division will have Team and Individual winners.
“The Pan Arab Golf Championships are growing and having different divisions for the Juniors and Ladies is a great example. The UAE will have players in every division and that is important for teams and National Program. Not only will the UAE represent but we will compete.
“Our boys are just coming off a strong win at the GCC Championships and the entire program [Ladies and Juniors] had a full summer of training in preparation for these championships. We are ready for a strong performance,” said Emirates Golf Federation Vice Chairman, General Abdulla Al Hashmi.
Playing for the UAE Ladies National Team in the 12th edition of the Pan Arab Ladies Championship will be Hamda Al Suwaidi and Alia Al Emadi. Sara Ali will be competing for her first time in the Pan Arab Championship. Sara will be in the Ladies 15 & Under Division. This is the first year that the Pan Arab Championships have a 15 & Under Ladies division.
Representing the UAE in the Boys 13 & Under Division will be Abdalla Darwish, Humaid Al Suwaid, and Abdulla Salmeen. All three players are products of the Emirates Golf Federation National Junior Development Program.
As always, the Junior Pan Arab Golf Championship hosts two different divisions, the 18 & Under and 15 & Under Division. 2022 marks the 21st year of these Championships.
In the Boys 18 & under category, Mohammed Skaik will be leading the way. Skaik had a strong showing at the GCC Championship and made big strides in his game over the summer. Rounding out the UAE 18 & Under Team are Rashid Al Jassmy and Abdullah Al Suwaidi.
The Boys 15 & Under Team will be made up of Abdulla Kalbat, Sultan Al Jassmy, and Rashid Al Naqbi.
The 13 & Under Division will be played over two rounds but other divisions will be played over three rounds. The championship will have Team and Individual winners in each division.
For the Team Category, the final score will consist of the top two gross scores, out of three players each round, totaled after all rounds are complete. The Individual Category will be scored as the best individual gross score from each division.