Neil Maidment (left), winner of Division 3 in the last Emirates NBD Race to Malaysia Qualifier receiving his prize from Saurabh Lodha, from Emirates NBD, at Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai. Image Credit: Supplied

The second of 13 qualifying events for the UAE Race to Malaysia takes place tomorrow at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club.

Following a successful opening round at Montgomerie Golf Club the Race now moves on to Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club.

Over 70 players have registered for the Dubai Creek Emirates Race to Malaysia Qualifying event, with many well known names from the UAE amateur golf scene, attempting to represent the strong Dubai Creek membership at the National Final, which will be held later in the year on Saturday 1st October at Al Hamra Golf Club, Ras Al Khaimah.

Included in the strong field includes Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club members: Sami Nasr, Adonis Nasr, John Fellingham, Joseph Ghossoub, Max Burrow, Neil Gallagher, Miki Mirza plus Beatrice Galeppini leading the ladies charge.

The Emirates NBD Race to Malaysia, powered by Thriwe, is a golf tournament with National Championships in over 47 countries worldwide, and in 2022 is being held for the first time in the UAE in conjunction with Sports2Business, Emirates Golf Federation and Dubai Sports Council.

To play in the events, players must have a maximum handicap is 25, with entries open to both men and women, over the age of 18 years old and holding an official EGF Handicap.

Finest golf courses

The winners of this National Final, across five separate handicap categories, will then represent the UAE in the World Final on November 12th - 19th in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, to compete against 46 other countries over six rounds on Malaysia’s finest golf courses.

Russell Yeomans, Founder of Sport2Business events, said, “Opportunities like this cannot exist without great sponsors, so we are proud to team up with Emirates NBD and Thriwe to create more memorable experiences for the UAE amateur golfers. We are also delighted to have AARO, AGMC (BMW), Active Living, eGolfmegastore and other recognised sponsors supporting our Gold Sponsor Emirates NBD.”

Remaining Calendar of UAE Emirates NBD Race to Malaysia Events
Saturday 23rd April, 2022 – Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.
Sunday 24th April, 2022 – Yas Links, Abu Dhabi.
Saturday 30th April, 2022 – Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai.
Sunday 1st May, 2022 – Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi.
Saturday 7th May, 2022 – Trump International Golf Club, Dubai.
Sunday 8th May, 2022 – Dubai Hills Golf Club.
Saturday 14th May, 2022 – Emirates Golf Club, Dubai.
Sunday 15th May, 2022 – Al Hamra Golf Club, Ras Al Khaimah.
Saturday 21st May, 2022 – Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
Sunday 22nd May, 2022 - JA The Resort, Jebel Ali, Dubai.
Sunday 29th May, 2022 – Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai.
Saturday 4th June, 2022 – The Els Club, Dubai.
Saturday 1st October, 2022 – National Final – Al Hamra Golf Club, Ras Al Khaimah.