x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 January 2018

Former UAE golf champion 'adds to the spice'

Walid Alattar rolled back the years to win the UAE Nationals Monthly Tournament by five shots.

Walid Alattar rolled back the years to win the UAE Nationals Monthly Tournament, organised by the Emirates Golf Federation, by five shots at Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa.

The former UAE national champion, who hardly plays competitive golf these days because of his busy work schedule, carded 42 points to finish well ahead of a strong field.

The in-form Mohammed Al Musharrekh, who leads the series following his wins in the opening two events of the tournament, was second with 37 points, two ahead of Daood Jaffal in third.

Khalid Yousuf, the UAE national team player, shot a level par 72 to win the Best Gross prize.

Sohail Al Marzouqi took the honours in Division A with 33 points while Abdulla Al Muharrami (34 points) needed a countback to win the Division B title.

Fathi Skaik posted a fantastic score of 46 points to win the junior division. He also picked up the nearest to the pin prize with a neat tee shot on eighth hole.

Saeed Albudoor, the general manager of the Emirates Golf Federation, said: "Scores were impressive in each division which suggest the course was in great condition.

"It's nice to see veteran players like Walid retain the same hunger for success which made them champions years back. Their presence certainly adds to the spice of the competition."