With the year-long Emirates Golf Federation Order of Merit drawing to a close, a strong field containing the finest junior golfers in the UAE gathered to gain valuable points and move their way up the rankings at the annual Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Junior Open, sponsored by Titleist.
It turned out to be a battle between two young talented juniors in the boys category. Rising talent Max Cashmore was first in the clubhouse with a fantastic score of one-under par 70, which included a back nine three-under par 33.
However, Kartik Sharma, who flew in from India to participate, tied for the lead with his own one under par 70.
The difficult par-4 18th was the chosen hole for the play-off and a two-putt par was enough to see Sharma claim title.
A delighted Kartik, India’s No1 junior player, commented: “I am so happy to have won today and it is a real honour.”
“It has been a fantastic trip coming here from India to play and I feel it has all been worthwhile now. A big thanks to Dubai Creek Regional Golf Cricket for their hospitality and I hope to return to play next year.”
Toby Bishop used his course knowledge to complete the podium with a score of one-over par, 72.
In the boys’ net competition, Mousa Shana’ah fired a fantastic round of 69 to add to his recent successes and claim the title. Asanka White was in second place after a round of level-par 70.
The Girls’ Division also produced some superb individual performances. A round of three-over par 74, saw the talented Kate Bibby win the Gross Division. It was a superb round by Kate which included two consistent nine-hole scores of 37.