The African and Middle Eastern team is all set for the Battle of the Continents Grand Final on Saturday 23rd January 2016 after their recent qualifier at Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club.
With only 8 spots up for grabs to make the team, there was a strong turnout in an attempt to qualify for a superb and competitive January date with huge sponsor from the Wosetyn Boere Hackers Golf Society.
After surprising the other continents in last year’s Battle of the Continents Grand Final where Team Africa & Middle East were just narrowly defeated to the title by a strong Asian team they are keen to try and go one better and pick up the trophy for the first time come January 23rd 2016.
Team Captain Dauyne Baron De Waal was in high spirits after the 8 qualifiers were announced with quality in both the gross and net divisions of his team, with himself looking for a positive performance as he faces the other three Captains. The best score of the day was 41 points from Al- Shaab Cultural & Sports Club football star Michael N’dri who will make his first appearance in the event. The story of the day was young Khalil Kashwani (UAE National Junior Team Player) will also make his first start for Africa and Middle East on January 23rd at the age of thirteen. Khalil’s training with both his EGF National Team and SGSC Junior Development Coaches help him card 33 points on the day which included 5 net birdies and one net eagle on his 14th Hole.
Africa & Middle East Gross Qualifiers
Nathan Fisher 27
Michael N’dri 25
Roy Holmes 24
Reserve – Hanief Sallie
Africa & Middle East Net Qualifiers
Phebus Georgiades 35
Mohammad Shafiq 34
Khalil Kashwani 33
Manabile Shogole 33
Shiraaz Joosub 33
Reserve 1 – Hanief Sallie
Reserve 2 – Neil Wegg
With only Team Asia having to complete their respective qualifiers the stage is nearly set for another epic NMT Battle of the Continents Grand Final on Saturday 23rd January. With live scoring also available via the SGSC facebook page all members will have the opportunity to keep abreast of all the current standings in all of the matches, making the event all the more interactive.