BAHRAIN golfers stayed on course yesterday to prove their supremacy in the GCC Golf Championship by taking a two-shot lead into the final round at Ghala Golf Club in Muscat.
Bahrain is participating in the men’s, women’s, juniors under-18 and juniors under-15 section, both in team and individual categories.
The event is being organised by the Ministry of Sports Affairs in cooperation with Oman Golf Association.
The Bahrain golfers are in pole position heading into the final round today with an 18-over-par 66 with the last 18 holes remaining.
In yesterday’s third round, the Bahrainis scored a six-over-par 222.
Sultan Mubarak, Mohamed Diab Alnoaimi and Al Mohamed Al Kowari are leading Bahrain’s campaign in Muscat.
Mubarak compiled an one-over-par 73 while Alnoaimi was two over par and Al Kowari three over par.
The other Bahraini Khalifa Mohamed Almerisi’s six-over-par 78 total was not counted.
In a minor setback, Bahrain’s Mubarak dropped to tied-second-place in the individual category following a four-over-par 220 in yesterday’s third round.
Mubarak is on par with Saudi Arabia’s Al Sharif but the duo trail new leader Al Sakhi by a shot.
Qatar’s Saleh Ali Al Kaabi is fourth, another shot behind, while Bahrainis Alnoaimi and Al Kowari and Jaham Jassim Al Kuwari of Qatar are tied fifth with seven-over-par.
Bahrain’s Aeel Meftah, Faris isa Alqetami and Manaf Yusuf Ahmed are second in the under-18 section with a 49-over-par total of 337 heading into today’s the third and final round.
Qatar are at the top with a 14-shot lead while the UAE are third, two shots behind the Bahrainis.
Bahrain’s Habiba Maher Yusuf, Haya Adel Alqawadhi and Maryam Raed Alansari finished fourth overall after three rounds of play in the women’s section with a combined 279-over-par total of 711.
The UAE claimed the title with an 85-over-par 517 while Qatar (570, +138) finished second and Oman third (636, +204).
Bahrain finished fourth in the under-15 section with Abdulrahman Ebrahim Saad, Yousuf Ebrahim Habib and Abdulla Rashid Saeed finishing with a three-round gross of 154-over-par 586.
The UAE and Oman were the joint winners with 54-over-par scores of 486 while Saudi Arabia were second – 83-over-par 515 total.