This weekend saw Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club host the annual Omega Dubai Creek Men’s Amateur Open, a highlight in the golfing calendar with golfers travelling from far and wide to test themselves on the famously difficult Championship Course. The course was made increasingly tough for these competitors over the course of the two days, with tees pushed back and pins tucked away, the back nine on Sunday saw a close and thrilling finale.
Held over two days, there were many prizes up for grabs. Winning best net on day one with a score of -3, (68) was Takashi Suzuno and winning best gross was Sam Mullane (-1, 70). At curtains on day one, the leaderboard was primed for a compelling final round of golf with the leaders packed tightly at the top. Yash Majmudar led the way after a superb 67 (-4), followed by Josh Hill and Sam Mullane, both also shooting under par with rounds of 70 (-1).
After a gripping final stretch both of our leaders found the water on the treacherous 18th hole. Yash Majmudar was able to make an exceptional up and down however to save his bogey. That was enough to secure the narrowest of victories over Josh Hill and crown him the 2022 Omega Dubai Creek Men’s Amateur Open champion with scores of 67, 71 for a total of 138 (-4) for the tournament. Behind Yash, the field remained tightly packed with Josh Hill, as mentioned, in second (139, +3), Ahmad Skaik and Miki Mirza tied for third (145, +3) and Oliver Mukherjee in fifth (146, +4). Congratulations to Yash for a brilliant performance over the two days!
The overall net prize was won by Vedant Pal with a score of 140 (-2). In second place in the net category was Imran Qayyum (142, E) and Alistair Hess (142, +2) was in third. The best net score of day two was Harry Chandler with a 1 under 70, and best gross on day two was Dan Byrne (72, +1).
After the price giving ceremony, Assistant Golf Services Manager, Thomas Hall commented, “As always it is a huge pleasure to host this event, and we enjoy seeing the golf course hold its own against some seriously good golf. We wanted the course to become an increasing challenge as the two rounds reached their conclusion and so it was fantastic to see this come to fruition. As always, I would like to thank our incredibly supportive sponsors Omega, would continue to donate such wonderful prizes. Congratulations to all of our winners and we look forward to welcoming you all back next year!”