Andrew Partridge (left) winner of the Rivoli Monthly Medal Net B Division and Luckiest Ball on Earth with Ryan Smith, Golf Operations at Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Image Credit: Supplied

Arabian Ranches Golf Club hosted the first of the DP World Tour Championship 2022 Luckiest Ball on Earth qualifiers today (Saturday) as part of their Rivoli Monthly Medal.

Andrew Partridge won the top prize in the Rivoli Monthly Medal with a net 61 off an 18 handicap allowance. His handicap has been reduced to 15.2.

Starting on hole 6, in this shotgun start format, Partridge started with a bogey five followed by a birdie four on hole 8. He then played the back nine, holes 10 – 18, in 42 shots including another birdie on the par four, 15th hole.

Partridge then completed his remaining five holes on the front nine for a total of 37 strokes for a gross 79.

Partridge said after his round, “I have never played in the Rolex Pro-Am at the DP World Tour Championship. I am excited to have qualified for the Grand Final. I achieved my best round ever today, breaking 80 for the first time in my golfing career. I have played in the Dubai Desert Classic Pro-Am a few times at Emirates Golf Club, and it would be great to play on Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates with a chance of playing in the Rolex Pro-Am.”

Open to all

The annual ‘Luckiest Ball on Earth’ competition is open to all golfers who hold an Official Club Handicap recognised by the EGF (maximum 28 for men and juniors and 36 for ladies).

Partridge qualifies to represent Arabian Ranches Golf Club in the Grand Final of the ‘Luckiest Ball on Earth’ to be held at Jumeirah Golf Estates on November 5th, 2022 on Fire course.

The winners from the Grand Final will qualify to form a ‘Team Luckiest Ball on Earth’ in the Rolex Pro-Am to be held on Tuesday 15th November, 2022, the curtain raiser to the season ending tournament on the DP World Tour, the $10 million DP World Tour Championship, Dubai to be held Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th November, 2022.

This is the first of the 19 Luckiest Ball on Earth qualifying rounds in the UAE, which was first introduced to the UAE golfing calendar in 2011.

Golfers are urged to contact their local club for more details on how to enter the Luckiest Ball on Earth series.

Remaining ‘Luckiest Ball on Earth’ Club Qualifying Rounds:

16-Sep Al Dhannah Golf Club, Al Ruwais, Abu Dhabi

18-Sep Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai

18-Sep Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club

24-Sep Abu Dhabi City Golf Club

25-Sep JA The Resort, Jebel Ali, Dubai

1-Oct Yas Acres Golf and Country Club

1-Oct Yas Links Golf Club

1 or 2 Oct Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi

2-Oct Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

8-Oct Trump International Golf Club, Dubai

9-Oct The Els Club, Dubai

9-Oct Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai

15-Oct Tower Links Golf Club, Ras Al Khaimah

15-Oct Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club

15-Oct Al Hamra Golf Club, Ras Al Khaimah

16-Oct Dubai Hills Golf Club, Dubai

22-Oct Abu Dhabi Golf Club

22-Oct Emirates Golf Club, Dubai

Rivoli Monthly Medal – Results. Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Net Division A

A. Thorn 68.

G. Rennie 71.

J. Sayer 71.

Net Division B

A. Partridge 61 (Qualifier for Luckiest Ball on Earth, sponsored by DP World Tour Championship).

I. Little 69.

R. Oates 69.

Gross Division

G. McCann 69.

T. Collins 71.

C. Berry 72.