Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s Lara El Chaib, playing off a plus-one handicap, shot a two-under-par gross 70 to win the Els Club Ladies Open.
The 18-hole event saw El Chaib quick out of the blocks with birdies on holes two, three and eight and, with a dropped shot on six, went out in 34.
A solid level-par back nine, with a birdie on 13 and a dropped shot on 17, saw El Chaib take the title by five shots from Emirates Golf Club’s Liang Wei Liu with 75.
The tournament was a qualifier for the 2021-2022 Emirates Golf Federation Ladies Order of Merit.
The net division was won by Arabian Ranches Golf Club’s Leila Aghabi with a 76. The next EGF Ladies Order of Merit event is the EGC Ladies Open on March 13.
Lara El Chaib (ADGC) 70
Liang Wei Liu (EGC) 75
Hannah Alan (Dubai Creek) 77
Leila Aghabi (Arabian Ranches) 76
Aliya Al Qubaisi (EGF) 77
Nicola Chittenden (Els) 78