The last Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) Order of Merit (OOM) event has ended and results are calculated. Now, top amateur and junior golfers across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have less then two weeks to prepare for the EGF OOM Championship
This event, presented by EGF, will have representing divisions for Men’s, Ladies’ & Junior golfers. The fields will be composed of the top 30 golfers from Men’s and Ladies’ that supported and competed in the EGF OOM events all season long and top players from Junior tables. The EGF OOM Championship is a two-day event that will take place on May 22-23, 2015 at The Els Club in Sports City, Dubai.
The EGF OOM Men’s Division, played in a Gross format, was composed of 13 events, starting on October 17, 2014 and ending on April 11, 2015. These two-day, 36-hole, events proved to deliver a test for every golfer participating.
Rayhan Thomas playing out of the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club was the clear-cut winner in the EGF OOM Men’s Division. With 192 Gross points, Thomas is a strong favorite going into the EGF OOM Championship. Thomas had one First Place finish, four Second Place finishes, and three Third Place finishes in the eight events that he competed in. Placing in the top three in every OOM event that he played Thomas will have all eyes on him at the OOM Championship.
Finishing as the Runner-Up in the EGF OOM Men’s Division was Sidney De Souza. Representing the Emirates Golf Federation, De Souza had a total of 148 Gross Points for the season. Taking the Third Place position was Tiago Lobo playing out of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club with 129 points.
In the EGF OOM Ladies’ Division there are two different scoring categories. There is a Gross and Net category. The Net category includes the calculation of the golfers handicap. The ladies started the season on November 7, 2014 and finished on May 1, 2015. There were a total of 11, one-day, 18-hole, events throughout the season.
The Ladies’ categories had mirroring result at the top of the Leaderboards. Taking the top honors of the Ladies Division in both the Gross and Net categories was Anastasia Bakal, playing out of The Els Club. Anastasia had 221 total Goss Points and 171 Net Points. Playing at her home course Anastasia will be the clear favorite at the EGF OOM Championship.
Kim Chiang, playing out of Arabian Ranches Golf Club, took the Runner-Up position in the Gross category and Net category. Chiang had 206 Gross Points and 120.3 Net Points. Wrapping up the top-three spots and placing Third in both the Gross and Net categories was Alkyonie Aharidis playing out of The Els Club. Alkyonie had 105.5 Gross Points and 102.5 Net Points.
The EGF OOM Junior Divisions consists of two divisions, and two categories for each division. Both, Boys and Girls Divisions had a Gross and Net category. The season started on October 11, 2014 and ended on April 25, 2015. Each division played in a total of 9, one-day, 18-hole, events.
Winning the EGF OOM Boys Gross Division was Aarkesh Bhatia playing out of the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Bhatia had one win, and three top-three finished during the season. Bhatia finished with a total of 190.25 Gross Points.
Tiago Lobo, playing out of Abu Dhabi Golf Club, finished as the Runner-Up in the Gross category with a total of 184.75 points.
Finishing in Third Place in both the Gross and Net categories was Dhruv Nair with a total of 143.5 Gross Points and 125.3 Net Points. Nair plays out of the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.
In the EGF OOM Boys Net Division, Zubin Chandra came in First Place with a total of 135.6. The Runner-Up by only 3 tenths of a point was Arjun Gupta with a total of 135.3 points. Both players play out of the Emirates Golf Club.
With the same format, the EGF OOM Girls Divisions, Chantal El Chaib was the winner of the Gross Category and the Runner-Up in the Net Category. Chantal had 161 Gross Points and 149.3 Net Points. Chantal plays out the Abu Dhabi City Golf Club.
Aashaka Desai, playing out of the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, finished as the Runner-Up in the Gross category with a total of 151 points.
Finishing in Third Place in the Gross category and First Place in the Net category, Chloe Trinh played in every OOM event throughout season. Playing out of Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Chloe had a total of 148.5 Gross Points and 198.5 Net Points.
Winning the Third Place prize in the Net category was Natalli Gupta. Natalli plays her golf out of the Emirates Golf Club. She collected a total of 135.5 Net Points.
To find the complete results of the seven month long OOM season please visit the EGF website at www.egfgolf.com.
Now that the 2014-2015 EGF OOM season has ended golfers are gearing up for the EGF Order of Merit Championship at The Els Club. The EGF is excited to present this prestigious event as the winners OOM season and winners of the OOM Championship will be celebrated after the second round.
To follow the EGF OOM Season and Championship find the EGF on social media. The EGF will post daily updates and photos from the event.