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The Emirates Golf Federation Team and delegation attending the Arab Golf Championship this week in Cairo, Egypt. Image Credit: Supplied: EGF

Dubai: This week’s Arab Golf Champion receives an invite to the DP World’s Ras Al Khaimah Championship presented by Phoenix Capital to be held from February 3-6 at Al Hamra Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

Today (Sunday) sees the first round of the 40th edition of the Men’s Arab Golf Championship held at the Dreamland Golf Resort, Cairo, Egypt. Tee times are from 8-10.40am with play in three balls.

Thirteen Arab Golf Federations and 45 players will compete in this significant regional golf championship. The countries represented in the field are: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE and the host country Egypt.

The Men’s Arab Golf Championship is played over four rounds, today (Sunday) until Wednesday, with the best three scores for each round, from the team of four, counting towards each round’s team score. Individual scores of players from each country are also recognised for individual gold, silver and bronze medals.

Representing the UAE will be the No 539 in the recently updated R&A administered World Amateur Golf Rankings Ahmed Skaik, Team Captain Khalid Yousuf, Abdulla Al Qubaisi and Obaid Al Heloo.

The UAE Team will be accompanied by Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi (EGF Chairman and AGF Chairman), Adel Zarouni (EGF Vice-Chairman and Arab Golf Federation Vice-Chairman), General Abdullah Al Hashmi (Vice-President of the EGF) and Khalid Mubarak Al Shamsi (EGF Secretary-General).

Adel Zarouni said at the announcement: “The EGF and the AGF are extremely happy to receive this invitation from the DP World Tour. As golf continues to grow in the region this partnership between the UAE, the DP World Tour, and the Middle East will push the development further for all Arab players. It’s an exciting time for us all in Arab golf and we are looking forward to 2022.”