MD Jalal 2 go atop leaderboard in AMH Island Classic
TDT | Manama
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MD Jalal 2 moved to the top of the leaderboard yesterday following the second day of play in the 24th Annual AMH Island Classic Charity Golf Tournament, being held at the private golf course of His Majesty the King.
MD Jalal 2 had a score of 52 to finish as the top team in the championship flight, which featured squads with an average handicap of six or under.
In second for the day were For Golf with a 54.7 score, and in third were AMH Amwaj on 57.1.
After two days, MD Jalal were in first place, followed by For Golf and day one leaders UGB1, who have a 56.3 score.
In the premier flight, featuring squads with an average handicap of 6.1 or over, Hackers 5 were the top team with a score of 56.9.
Hackers 6 followed on a 57.4 score and RCSI 2 were third on 57.8.
After two days, Saffriya remained the leaders in the premier flight on a 53.2 score, followed by Xerox 1 (54.7) and Black Hawks (55.8).
Amongst the side contest winners yesterday were Andrew Breakspear, who came closest to the pin on hole six; Lindsey Gibson, who had the most accurate drive on hole eight; and Salah Al Rowaiei, who holed the longest putt on hole four.
The tournament continues today with the final day of competition. Prizes for the championship flight and premier flight will be presented to the winning teams following the full three days of play at an event to be held at Diplomat RadissonBlu Hotel and Spa.
American Mission Hospital (AMH) CEO/CMO Dr George Cheriyan commented: “Due to the uniqueness of the golf course, golfers are always so excited to come back to play here.
“All the teams are trying their best to win this coveted title.
There are two flights, the championship and the premier, and we will have three winning teams from each flight.
“The logic of having two different flights is to ensure that every team has a chance at winning the titles irrespective of their handicaps.”