Abdulla Kalbat: The 25th Dubai Duty Free UAE Nationals Cup took place at the Address Montgomerie on Saturday, 6th April 2019 with a total of 50 players participating in the event, all hoping to be crowned the champion for 2019.
The format for the day was a Gross and Individual Stableford, with prizes being awarded to the Overall Stableford Winner, Junior Winner and Ladies Winner.
Winning the Gross Division on a 75 Gross was Khalid Yousuf. However, the overall stableford results were dominated by the juniors who took the top 3 places, with junior Rashid Al Jassmy aged 12 taking 3rd Place with a great score of 40 points, followed by Abdalla Al Suwaidi aged 12 in 2nd place on 44 points. But the glory went to Abdulla Kalbat, aged 11, who successfully defended his title from last year to once again be crowned as the Dubai Duty Free UAE Nationals Cup Champion on an excellent score of 49 points.
Commenting on the UAE Nationals Cup, Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO of Dubai Duty Free said: “The 25th running of this tournament represents another milestone for Dubai Duty Free and I am happy to see its popularity grow among UAE nationals, many of whom play every year. What is very impressive this year is the success of the junior Emirati golfers and we are delighted to have Abdulla successfully defend his title from last year, with a great score. Thanks to everyone at the Address Montgomerie for helping us host this event.”
Two Ladies competed in the Ladies Division, with Reema Al Heloo taking the victory on 33 points. The Junior Division had 8 participants and was won by Mohammed Skaik with a fantastic score of 45 points.
Winning the Men’s Nearest the Pin was Abdulla Al Noon, with Saif Thabet winning the Men’s Longest Drive. Winning both the Ladies Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin was Rabab Al Haj.
At the prize presentation, McLoughlin was joined by Dubai Duty-Free’s Senior Vice President for Marketing, Sinead El Sibai and Yousef Al Khalid, Senior Manager for External Affairs & Legal.