UGB1 lead in AMH Island Classic golf

TDT | Manama                                                    

The Daily Tribune –

UGB1 rose to the top of the leaderboard after the first day of play in the championship flight of the 24th annual AMH Island Classic golf tournament, being held under the patronage of His Majesty the King.

UGB1 led their category, which is for teams with a handicap of six or under. Deeko Bahrain were in second after the first day and Pin Bandits third. In the premier flight, with a team handicap of 6.1 or over, Saffriya finished in first at the end of day one.

In second were Xerox 1 and third Black Hawks. Three side-contest prizes were also won on the day. Andrew Breakspear of Xerox 1 won a prize for coming closest to the pin on hole six. Lindsey Gibson of RCSI 1 won for the most accurate drive on hole eight, and Salah Al Rowiai of UGB1 won for the longest putt on hole four.

As part of yesterday’s programme, the competition’s opening ceremony was held. The tournament will run until tomorrow at HM the King’s private golf course in Saffriya. The opening ceremony was attended by several VIPs, CEOs, golfers and guests.

American Mission Hospital (AMH) CEO/CMO Dr George Cheriyan said: “The first day of play went splendidly. Golfers look forward to playing at this course. Golfers enjoyed a good game on the superb nine-hole grass golf course on the first day as the weather conditions were excellent.”

The teams that participated on day one yesterday included African & Eastern, Al Hawaj 1, AMH Manama 1, AMH Saar 1, Hackers 1, AMH Riffa, Md Jalal 1, EK Kanoo 1, Deeko Bahrain, Pin Bandits, Al Hawaj 2, Hackers 2, Black Hawks, RCSI 1, Diplomats Team, Hackers 3, Saffriya, UGB 1, Xerox 1 and Xerox 2.