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Sloman, Joy to lead strong King Hamad Trophy field

TDT | Manama                                                   

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Defending champion Tom Sloman and two-time former winner Luke Joy are set to spearhead a highly competitive field in this weekend’s 15th King Hamad Trophy golf championship.

The prestigious annual tournament takes place this Thursday to Saturday at The Royal Golf Club (RGC).

It will be played over 54 holes along the RGC’s 18-hole Montgomerie course, with golfers from around 20 countries being represented.

Sloman and Joy are amongst a line-up of over 40 professionals and around 60 amateurs set to vie for glory in the Kingdom, the Bahrain Golf Association (BGA) has announced.

Aside from coming away with the glittering King Hamad Trophy, the winner of this year’s event will get an invitation to the inaugural Bahrain Championship on the DP Tour World, set to be played in early February of next year.

Sloman was crowned last year’s champion after playing the final day’s best score of eight-under-par 64.

He ended the 54-hole competition with a 13-under 203 total and finished three shots clear of jointrunners-up Joshua White and Hugh Foley.

With his win, Sloman etched his name onto the list of former winners in the championship, one that includes Joy, Ahmed Marjan, Andrew Marshall, Graham Spring, David Park, Yasin Ali, Jamie Elson and Rayhan Thomas.

Entry is free to attend this weekend’s events and spectators are welcome to watch all the action.

The tournament is being organised by the BGA.