Golf in Saudi Arabia continues to go from strength to strength, with players from the National Team leading the way on the global stage.
First up, Saud Al-Sharif finished in a tie for 54th place in a 120-strong field of top talent in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China.
That was in addition to under-18 golfer Ali Al-Babtin who posted a top three finish at the Pan Arab Junior Championships, held at Dreamland Golf Resort in Cairo, Egypt. He was joined by Raghda Alesawai, Laila Altelmisani and Faten Alkahtani, the first Saudi female golfers to compete internationally.
Bouchaib El Jadiani, Head of Mass Participation, Golf Saudi, said: “It’s been a fantastic time recently for Saudi and it was great to see Saud and Ali playing so well in such high-profile events. It was also fantastic to see Raghda, Laila and Faten compete internationally for the first time and we look forward to seeing their progress in the years ahead. So early in our golfing journey, these are fantastic results for the players themselves and the Kingdom, as we showcase the Power of the Game to the people of Saudi Arabia.”
This success marks the beginning of a full international tournament schedule for the Saudi golf team, in addition to being central figures in the Kingdom’s growing national development programme going forward.