The Arab Golf Federation in cooperation with the Saudi Golf Federation will host a qualifying event in Abu Dhabi ahead of next month’s Saudi International. Taking place at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 26 and 27, the tournament will see the top two players from the Arab National Amateur category and an international professional division qualify for next month’s flagship Asian Tour event.
The 36-hole qualifier event will be held on the National Course at Abu Dhabi GC. The tournament is open to Arab national male amateur golfers with a handicap of 0.4 and lower (as approved by a registered golf association or federation) as well as all male professional golfers who are PGA Affiliated.
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Looking ahead to next month’s $5 million Saudi International, which will be held at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City form February 3-6, Majed Al Sorour, Secretary General of the Arab Golf Federation, said: “We are very excited to be hosting the fourth edition of the Saudi International which will be taking place on the Asian Tour for the very first time in early February. In our capacity at the Saudi Golf Federation, we thought it would be a great opportunity to not only embrace both the Arab golfing community but also international professionals from further afield.
“By hosting this tournament under the Arab Golf Federation banner, we hope to attract the region’s best golfers to not only have another opportunity to play in a competitive environment but to also have the chance to qualify for a prominent international tournament. As such, I would like to thank Abu Dhabi Golf Club in advance for hosting us and I look forward to a competitive 36-hole event next week.”
The tournament will see a maximum field of 60 players, across both the amateur and professional divisions.