The 2018 Dubai Creek Junior Club Championship was concluded this past week after two days play from the junior members. This prestigious 36 hole stroke play event is one of the most highly anticipated events in the Dubai Creek Junior Calendar and is the most sought-after junior title. The Dubai Creek course was presented in stunning condition and proved to be a challenge for all players taking part.
The defending champion Hyeonji Kang was amongst a large field of low handicapped players aiming to be the successor over the two days. Abutorab Arghandiwal opened with a 78 to claim a one-stroke lead over the defending champion Kang. Scoring was better on the second day with Kang finishing up with a 73 to beat Arghandiwal by five shots meaning she claimed The 2018 Dubai Creek Junior Club Championship.
It was a relaxed start to the second round for Hyeonji who turned in 37 after 2 bogeys on her front 9, this gave her the lead at the half way mark in round 2. Arghandiwal continued to drop shots into the back nine which made the challenging finishing holes at Dubai Creek slightly easier for Kang. After a par in regulation on the tough 18th, Kang was successful in her defence and was crowned the Dubai Creek Junior Club Champion for 2018 after her rounds of 79 + 73 gave her a two-round total of 152. Arghandiwal claimed the runner-up spot after his rounds of 78 + 79 meant he finished on 157.
Raghav Gulati finished as the Boys Net Winner with scores of 73 & 80 for a 153 total, whilst Sandro Wulff was runner-up in the division with rounds of 82 & 74 for a total of 156. Hannah Alan put together two good performances and was crowned the Girls Winner on a 144 total after rounds of 72 & 72.