Over 100 golfers set for Bahrain Amateur Open
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
More than 100 players are expected to compete in the fifth edition of the Bahrain Amateur Open golf championship, scheduled to take place 12 to 14 October at the Royal Golf Club.
This was announced yesterday by the Bahrain Golf Association (BGA).
The tournament is a 54-hole individual stroke play event with gross and net divisions.
A cut will be made after 36 holes for the leading 50 gross scores and ties.
The competition also acts as a qualifier for the 2023 King Hamad Trophy, set to take place 23 to 25 November at the same Colin Montgomerie-designed 18-hole championship course.
A number of the Kingdom’s national team golfers are expected to take part, including defending champion Ahmed Al Zayed, who was also the winner in its second edition.
Ali Al Kawari triumphed in the inaugural championship held in 2019, while Khalifa Al Meraisi was the victor of the third tournament in 2021.
The Bahrain Amateur Open is a World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) event.
This year—following the mega announcement of the first-ever Bahrain Champion ship on the 2024 DP World Tour, also known as the PGA European Tour—the Bahrain Amateur Open offers an additional bonus.
The tournament’s overall winner plus the leading Bahraini amateur will come away with spots at the Bahrain Championship, scheduled to take place 1 to 4 February next year with a US$2.5million prize fund.
Additionally, the winner of the King Hamad Trophy as well as the leading Bahraini player will tee it up alongside DP World Tour Professionals in the much-anticipated tournament.