On a grey and rainy morning Sulaiman was the overall winner after carding 76 while Larsen grabbed the second spot by scoring 78 winning in a play-off from John Mills, with Larsen securing a birdie 3 on hole 9 on the first play-off hole.
The two local golfers will brush shoulders with the European Senior Tour’s elite in the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters presented by Shurooq from Thursday March 16 – Saturday 18 at Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club.
Sulaiman enjoyed the occasion and is eager to play with the European Senior Tour’s big names. “As a member of the Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club I am very excited to have the first Tour event here in Sharjah. To be able to have this opportunity to play in the qualifier is a wonderful thing. Golf is constantly growing in this region and the Sharjah golf course has the quality to host the professional players from Europe. We thank Shurooq for this great experience and I look forward to next month’s event.”
Martin Duff, Director of Golf at Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club, believes that it was an event that was enjoyed by all. “The players seem to have enjoyed themselves. The weather was a bit overcast but we didn’t face heavy rain so we were lucky. The two winners thoroughly deserved the win and they were in good form.
“This event is the beginning of something great and our vision is to establish this event in Sharjah and I am positive that we can only go up from there. We aim to spread the game of golf in the Sharjah community and we are proud to be able to host this European Senior Tour event.”
Nick Tarratt, Director, European Tour, Dubai Office, said: “We congratulate the two qualifiers from today; Ramli Sulaiman and Rene Larsen. They were challenging conditions in the 18 hole qualifier and worthy winners who are in for a unique experience in playing in the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters presented by Shurooq at Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club in just one month’s time.
“We must applaud the efforts of the host club for their engagement with the local golf community to arrange this qualifier and other initiatives around the tournament.”
The Sharjah Senior Golf Masters presented by Shurooq takes place at Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club from March 16-18