Saudis win to claim spot in Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge final
The Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge’s 10th qualifier, held at the Dirab Golf & Country Club on October 1, saw two Saudi Nationals, Faisal Salhab and Abdulrahman Al Mansour of team ‘Saudi National’, claim their well-earned spots in the competition’s final, to be held later this year in the UAE.
Faisal Salhab, who plays off scratch, and Abdulrahman Al Mansour, with a handicap of 3, took first place with a score of 48 points. Second place was earned by Richard Davis and Jonathan Wood of team Pin Seekers with 48 points (countback), and third place was taken by Dong Kang and C.H. Lee of team Arirang Kang, with 48 points (countback).
Ihab Wahba, General Manager of Operations from Saudi Xerox, said: “The tenth qualifying round was successfully executed, and we thank Dirab Golf & Country Club for their support in making this a success. Our team was in full zeal, engaging with the players during the event, who found it very encouraging and supportive.”
The tournament was also attended by representatives of the management of Saudi Xerox including Marc E. Eversdijk, Finance Director, Ahmed Kasaby, Director of Operations, Zamil A. Kasim, Marketing Manager, Ali Al Qahtani, Riyadh Branch Manager, Ayah Al Habeeb, Marketing Executive and Ziad Traboulsi, Sales Manager.
On-course Nearest to the Pin competitions were won by Rusty Sibug (4th hole sponsored by Chrysler); Eddie O’Reilly (7th hole - sponsored by Devere Acuma), and Faisal Salhab (11th hole - sponsored by Select Property).
King of the Course Par 3s was earned by Dong Kang and C.H. Lee with 16 points; Par 4s was taken by Clark and Amy Windross (43 points), and Par 5s was taken by Julian Bennett and Arshad Mahmood (23 points). King of the Course winners are teams that perform best on Pars 3, 4, and 5, with prize rewards as well as entry into the ‘Golden Ticket’ draw that offers a wildcard entry into the 2016 Grand Final.