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Winner Sara Ali (centre), is flanked by Salah Tahlak (right), EGF Director General Akram Skaik and Dubai Duty Free crew members. Image Credit: Supplied photo

Dubai: Sara Ali emerged as the overall winner with 35 points at the 27th Dubai Duty Free UAE Nationals Cup, which saw 42 golfers competing on the Faldo Course at the Emirates Golf Club on Saturday (May 7).

The format for the day was a Gross and Individual Stableford Divisions, with prizes being awarded to the Overall Stableford Winner, Gross Winner, Ladies Winner, Junior Winner and On-Course Special Event.

Sohail Al Marzooqi was the runner-up in the individual Stableford was with 31 points, followed by Hassan Al Musharrekh with 31 points to came in the second place. The ladies’ winner was Rabab Al Haj with 29 points.

Commenting on the UAE Nationals Cup, Salah Tahlak. Executive Vice President - Corporate Services of Dubai Duty Free said: ‘‘This year marks the 27th running of Dubai Duty Free UAE Nationals Cup and the tournament has grown in popularity among UAE nationals especially junior Emirati golfers. Congratulations to all the winners and special thanks to all our participants and to the Emirates Golf Club for their efforts in ensuring a great day was had by all.’

The overall winner in the Junior Division was Abdulla Darwish with 28 points while the Best Gross prize went to Mohammed Skaik with 27 points.

The on-course prizes were won by Hassan Al Musharrekh for the Men’s Nearest the Pin, while Rashid Al Jassmy won the Men’s Longest Drive. Winning the Ladies Nearest the Pin was Alia Al Emadi with Aliya Al Qubaisi winning the Ladies Longest Drive.

Tahlak was joined by Emirates Golf Federation Director General, Akram Skaik, during the presentation ceremony.