AL Hawaj 1 got off to a fine start in the Championship Flight (team handicap six or under) of the AMH Island Classic Charity Golf Tournament which got off yesterday at the private golf course of His Majesty King Hamad.
African and Eastern are in second place and E K Kanoo 1 third.
In the Premier Flight (team handicap 6.1 or over), AHM Riffa 1 surged ahead while DHL 1 are second and AMH Amwaj 1 third.
“We are extremely grateful to His Majesty the King for once again allowing us the use of his prestigious private golf course,” said CEO/CMO of American Mission Hospital Dr George Cheriyan.
“We are deeply honoured for His Majesty’s continuous guidance and support. We are also thankful to our loyal sponsors who have continued to support us through the years.”
Teams participating on the first day included: African & Eastern, EK Kanoo 1, Al Hawaj 1, Al Hawaj 2, AMH Saar 1, AMH Manama 1, Deeko Bahrain, Diplomat Radissonblu Hotel, Deeko Bahrain 2, AMH Riffa 1, DHL 1, YK Almoayyed 1, Independent-Sultanies, AMH Amwaj 1, AMH Manama 2, Xerox 1, Ramee Grand 1, Ramee Grand 2, Xerox 2.
Winners of side contests:
Flight A (morning):
Closest to the pin (hole 2): Derek McKenzie (African & Eastern).
Most accurate drive (hole 8): Graham McKenzie (EK Kanoo 1)
Longest putt (hole 4): Vikram Malhotra (AMH Saar 1)
Flight B (afternoon):
Closest to pin (hole 2): Mahdi (Ramee Grand 1)
Most accurate drive (hole 8): Susan Scott (Xeroz)
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