Muscat: Lynn Casey and Jameela Daud emerged winners at the BMW Muscat Ladies Open golf tournament, a two-day event, jointly organised by Almouj Golf and Ghala Golf Club here recently.
The tournament, held under the patronage of Her Highness Sayyida Basma Al Said, featured a 36 hole stableford competition and an academy nine hole competition.
Jameela Daud won the stableford competition with a gross 76, while Yvonne Welling was runner-up with a gross 73.
Lynn Casey emerged the gross winner recording a gross score of 148 and Sanjoli Singh secured the runner-up position with a gross 171.
The academy competition saw the team of Delaney Leigh, Fiona Burke and Jumana Ibrahim with 64 points emerge winners while Leigh claimed the academy best individual score with 28 points.
During the prize-giving ceremony, the organisers honoured some of the Sultanate’s and the region’s best women golfers.
“We organised the BMW Muscat Ladies Open 2016 to develop ladies golf not only in Oman but also in neighbouring GCC countries. We are proud to provide a platform for women to enjoy the timeless game, while develop and nurture their skills, whether amateur golfers or those with a registered handicap,” said Mubarak Hill, Club Manager of Almouj Golf.
“Joining forces with Ghala Golf Club, we offered ladies from both clubs the chance to have a unique opportunity of playing both courses and enjoy what each has to offer.”
Speaking on behalf of title sponsors, BMW, Divyendu Kumar, Managing Director, Al Jenaibi International Automobiles said: “We are honoured to support the efforts of both Almouj Golf and Ghala Golf Club to elevate ladies golf in Oman to the next level. We very much look forward to continuing this collaboration and seeing this sporting and social event develop further in the future.”
The traditional Muscat Ladies Open is always held at Ghala Golf Club. This year’s edition was extended to two days of play to include Almouj Golf, offering the golfers more challenges in two of Oman’s biggest clubs.
The two golfing destinations were also part of the unique Summer Golf Passport initiative in 2015, adding extra levels of excitement and convenience for the golfing community. In addition to title sponsors, BMW, the 2016 Open was sponsored by Muscat Laser Eye Centre, Amouage and Patchi.