The UAE Team celebrate their victory at the GCC Youth Games Image Credit: Supplied

Rayan Ahmed capped an impressive two weeks by winning Individual and Team Gold at the inaugural GCC Youth Games at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

The UAE National Team plater carded rounds of 70-71-73 for a championship total of two under par to win by a commanding 14 strokes, just two weeks after impressing on his Challenge Tour debut at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club.

The 17-year-old narrowly missed the cut at the Abu Dhabi Challenge after carding an impressive first round four under par 66, but proved that round was no fluke with his dominating display at the weekend.

Mohammad Skaik finished second over the National course to finish second, while Thomas Nesbitt made it a clean sweep for the UAE by picking up the Bronze Medal in the event, which welcomed nations from the Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, and Qatar.

Following the event, General Abdualla Alhashmi, Emirates Golf Federation Vice Chairman, said” “It is always great to bring our brothers from the GCC together to compete. This is a sport that we all love and that we work collectively to try to develop within the region. Of course, we are proud of our team and these accomplishments but more importantly, we look forward to the future of the GCC Nations growing the game of golf. Lastly, I would like to thank our leadership at the United Arab Emirates Olympic Committee for organizing these Youth Games. These platforms will continue to push the next Olympians for the UAE.”