Overview of 2016 Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open
Beth Allen of the United States equalled the course record with a scorching final round of eight-under-par 64 at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club on Saturday to claim her third Ladies European Tour title at the inaugural Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi. With four rounds in the 60s, the 34-year-old Californian ended with a 72-hole total of 21-under-par to end three strokes clear of overnight leader Georgia Hall (69). Allen cemented back-to-back wins on the LET and her second title in the space of two months following her success at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France in early September. Prior to that, she finished second at the Spanish Open. With her prize winnings of 74,323.42 euros and seventh top 10 finish of the season, Allen moved almost 50,000 euros clear of Shanshan Feng at the top of the Order of Merit, with three ranking tournaments to be played in 2016.
About the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open
The inaugural Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open (FBMLO) was the first annual women’s professional golf tournament to be staged in Abu Dhabi in November 2016. The new event was being held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak – President of the General Women’s Union, Chief Executive Officer of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Higher Council for Motherhood and Childhood. The tournament was organised by Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA), in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and hosted at the Gary Player-designed oceanfront course at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club.