Murphy was crowned champion at Jumeirah Golf Estates
Murphy was crowned champion at Jumeirah Golf Estates Image Credit: Supplied

Diarmuid Murphy’s impressive round of 42 points saw him secure a one stroke victory at the 19th Dubai Duty Free – Mark Fahy Memorial Golf Tournament held on the Fire course at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Dubai Duty Free has supported this Dubai Irish Golf Society (DIGS) event since 2005, which runs in memory of Mark Fahy, a prominent figure within the Irish community here in Dubai, before sadly losing his battle with cancer.

Drawing 92 players to compete in the individual Stableford format, Murphy’s remarkable round featured a net eagle on the first hole, setting the tone for a stellar display of golf. With an additional six birdies to his credit, Murphy’s consistent play propelled him to the top spot, clinching victory by a narrow margin of just one stroke.

Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free along with Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President – Marketing, were in attendance to present the winners with their trophies.

Commenting on the success of the tournament, Colm McLoughlin said, “We are delighted to see a great number of players as we marked the 19th year of this annual golf event, which honours Mark Fahy, a good friend of Dubai Duty Free and of the Irish community. Thanks to the new DIGS Captain Eoin Sheridan, my team at Dubai Duty Free, and Jumeirah Golf Estates for making this year’s event so enjoyable. I am glad the competition was so closely contested and that a great day was had by all.”