David Law will be looking to end a run of near-misses on the Mena Tour when play begins at the Abu Dhabi Open on Monday.
Having finished as runner-up two weeks in a row, in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, the Scot wants to go one better at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
“It has been a good two weeks on the tour,” said Law, 22. “I’m playing really well and it would be nice if I can keep the momentum going.
“You have to keep knocking at the door and hope it will open.” With four wins under his belt in six events, England’s Zane Scotland is leading the Order of Merit for professionals with US$45,000 (Dh165,240). In the three years of the tour, Scotland has won six of 16 events contested, including the Abu Dhabi event in 2011.
Morocco’s Mustapha El Maouas stands at the top of the amateur division with 139 points.
Tyler Hogarty, the South African who finished third at Ras Al Khaimah last week, will look to bounce back from last week’s disappointing finish in the final round, at a venue where he finished third as an amateur last year.
Hogarty lost by two shots to Scotland after suffering a two-shot penalty for taking an incorrect drop.
Also in the field are Welshman Stephen Dodd, the English duo of Ian Keenan and Yasin Ali, and Moroccans Faycal Serghini and Younes El Hassani.
“I really like this course,” El Hassani said. “The players will have to hit their approach shots in the right place on the undulating greens if they aim to do well.
“If the desert wind gets up, which happens so often, it could affect the scoring.”
Law predicted that the winner will finish at seven or eight under on the seaside course.
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