AMH Saar topped the Championship Flight yesterday on the second day of the American Mission Hospital’s 23rd AMH Island Classic Annual Charity Golf tournament, which teed off on Thursday under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad at his private golf course in Safriya.
Gulf Air 2 were placed second and Mohammed Jalal placed third in the Championship Flight with team handicap six or under.
AMH corporate CEO Dr George Cheriyan said, “The excitement level is very high, especially with the golfers coming back to this unique course after a gap of two years during which the pandemic prevented us from holding the event. All the teams are trying their best to win this coveted title.
“There are two flights – the championship and the premier – and we will have three winning teams from each flight. The logic of having two different flights is to ensure that every team has a chance at winning the titles irrespective of their handicaps. ”
In the Premier Flight (average handicaps 6.1 or over), the top team was VGA 2, followed by KHAMH 1 and EK KANOO 1, in second and third places, respectively. Prizes for the Championship and Premier flights will be presented to the overall winning teams following the full three days of play at an event to be held at the Diplomat RadissonBlu Hotel and Spa.
The overall winners will not be known until this afternoon but the current leaders, after two days of competition, are listed below:
Championship Flight (average handicap 6 or under):
1 Riffa Views
2 AMH Saar 1
3 Gulf Air 2
Premier Flight (average handicaps 6.1 or over):
1 Saffriya 1
2 VGA 2
3 KHAMH 1
Flight C (morning) winners:
Closest to the Pin (Hole 2): Rajeev Gogia – Ghost Busters
Most Accurate Drive (Hole 8): Michael Barwick – VGA 1
Longest Putt (Hole 4): Agdas Ahmed – AMEX 2
Flight D (afternoon) winners:
Closest to the Pin (Hole 2): Ronan Armstrong – RGC 1
Most Accurate Drive (Hole 8): Salah Abdulla – Mohammed Jalal
Longest Putt (Hole 4): Sanjeev Bhalla- KHAMH 1