Shanshan Feng of China and Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum celebrated UAE National Day in style when they won the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters Challenge Match at Emirates Golf Club’s flood-lit par-3 course on Monday night.
Watched by a sizeable crowd, the talented duo carded a three-under 24 to win by a good three shots from the pairing of England’s Laura Davies and Carlota Ciganda of Spain.
The team of world number three Stacy Lewis of the US and Maha Haddioui settled for third on one over 28.
The match was followed by a gala dinner which was attended by players, representatives of the sponsors and invited guests. Bids for exclusive sports memorabilia were also made during a live auction to benefit Breast Cancer Arabia Foundation.
Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAi, and Malik Bey, regional sales manager of Omega, presented the prize and cut the cake to mark the UAE National Day celebrations.
Promoted and organised by ‘golf in DUBAi,’ the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters will see 108 players compete over four rounds from Wednesday for a purse of €500,000, with the winner taking home a cool €75,000.
‘golf in DUBAi’ is backed by Omega as the title sponsor and DUBAL as the sponsor. The co-sponsors are: CNN, Drydocks World & Maritime World, Emirates NBD, Gulf News, Mercedes-Benz and wasl while Dubai Duty Free, Carpetland and Motivate are the Patrons in golf in DUBAi’s drive to showcase the emirate’s vibrant golfing scene to a worldwide audience.