RIYADH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Saturday 15 December 2012
Last update 14 December 2012 10:16 pm
Dirab Golf & Country Club organized the last big event of 2012 on Thursday with the team of Graham Gunn taking first place in the Xerox Corporate Golf Open Saudi Arabia 2012.
Gunn and his teammates namely Anjum Mulla, Syed Shafiq and Liz Kennedy put together a winning score of 55 from a gross of 65 and 10 handicap in the four-man Texas Scramble format competition. The team shot nines of 30-35. Each team member received a prize of Xerox multifunction printer.
The quartet of newly crowned Saudi Oger Amateur Golf Championship junior champion Christer Rem Sibug, Declan White, Jan Franks and Kapila N. claimed the second position on 66 with the team of Jose Vigil, Mike Jones, Phil Pannel and Gary Richardson in third on countback from the foursome of Rob Smith, George Baklini, Ian McDonald and Patrick Lyons after both sides tied on 57.
Playing steady golf in benign conditions, Sibug’s team, with a 10 handicap posted a gross score of 56. They carded three birdies for a 33 going out and had four birdies against a lone bogey on 17 for another 33 coming in.
Vigil’s team, with a 9 handicap, shot a gross score of 66 (33-33), while the squad of Smith had 68 (34-34) and 11 handicap.
The fifth place also was decided via the comeback with Mark Campbell, Syed Shakeel, Murad Mirza and Marcus Huebel winning the prize on 60 from a gross of 70 and 10 handicap.
Gunn also took home the individual prize for closest to pin, while Saudi national team player Faisal Salhab and Susan Tessier nabbed the men’s and ladies longest drive award.
Sibug won the grand raffle prize draw of TaylorMade driver. The other raffle draw prizes went to Oscar Domingo (Titleist ProVI box of balls), Shaqeel Said (bag shag), Danilo Naval, Cam Hourani and Pedy Lualhati (Optari bag).
Ehab Guindi, general manager Xerox Saudi Arabia, attended the prize distribution ceremony. He handed over the prizes to the winners assisted by DGCC Golf Manager Bouchaib El Jadiani and Dirab Golf Committee members Abdullah Masoud, Fahad Almansour and Richardson.