Winners of the five Divisions at the Emirates NBD Race to Malaysia Abu Dhabi Golf Club Qualifying Round, left to right: Damon Mitchell, Ricardo Wyckstandt, Faisal Saeed (Emirates NBD), Eric Hardman, Tony Okill and Michael Brogan. Image Credit: Supplied

Abu Dhabi Golf Club and JA The Resort held their Qualifying Rounds over the last weekend for the 2022 Emirates NBD Race to Malaysia, sanctioned and supported by the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF).

At Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Eric Hardman (9) shot a strong net 69 to win Division 2 and earn his spot, along with four other Divisional winners, to the UAE National Final of the Emirates NBD Race to Malaysia.

JA The Resort, Jebel Ali, also hosted their qualifier open to all EGF members with Sergio Souza (12) shooting a best of the day net 66.

The next Qualifying Rounds are as below:

Jumeirah Golf Estates (Club Members only) Sunday 29th May, 2022.

The Els Club (Club Members only) Saturday 4th June, 2022.

The rearranged Qualifying Rounds are as below:

Emirates Golf Club (Club Members only) Sunday 18th June, 2022.

Al Hamra Golf Club, Ras Al Khaimah (Club Members and all EGF Members) TBC.

Due to popular demand two additional Qualifying Rounds have been added to the Qualifying Round schedule as below:

Arabian Ranches Golf Club (Inter-Society) Saturday 25th June, 2022.

Al Zorah Golf Club, Ajman, Sunday 18th September, 2022.

Russell Yeomans of the organisers, Sport2Business, reflected on the nine completed Qualifying Rounds to date. “We are excited with the response from all golfers across the UAE for the 2022 Emirates NBD Race to Malaysia tournament. The proven model of Qualifying Rounds at UAE Golf Clubs for Members and embracing the EGF Direct Members, winners advancing to the UAE National Final and ultimately five golfers, one from each of the Divisions, to represent the UAE in the Grand Final in Malaysia in November, has once again been a winner. We thank all competitors who have entered and competed to date, congratulate the Divisional winners and look forward to our remaining six Qualifying Rounds.”

The 2022 Emirates NBD Race to Malaysia is powered by Thriwe and sanctioned by the Emirates Golf Federation, with sponsors: Aaro, Athletic Drive, BMW AGMC, Accuracy, Msangai Adventure, EGOLF Megastore, Suited & Booted, Papa John’s, Terra Virtum, and WETEL TV, and is organised by Sport2Business with support from Dubai Sports Council.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club - Results
Division 1 (5 Handicap and Less)
Damon Mitchell (4) 70.
Division 2 (Handicap 6 - 10)
Eric Hardman (9) 69.
Division 3 (Handicap 11 - 15)
Ricardo Wyckstandt (17) 73.
Division 4 (Handicap 16 - 20)
Tony Okill (25) 80.
Division 5 (Handicap 21 - 25)
Michael Brogan (25) 83.
JA The Resort, Jebel Ali - Results
Division 1 (5 Handicap and Less)
G. Mair (4) 84.
Division 2 (Handicap 6 - 10)
C. Woods (8) 72.
Division 3 (Handicap 11 - 15)
S. Souza (12) 66.
Division 4 (Handicap 16 - 20)
C. Downes (20) 69.
Division 5 (Handicap 21 - 25)
S. Hamilton (25) 76.