Ahmed Al Wahaibi clinches Assarain Classic Crown

by | Feb 14, 2024 | 0 comments

MUSCAT – Omani golfer, Ahmed Al Wahaibi, overcame stiff competition from a strong field to emerge champion at the Assarain Golf Classic (AGC). The 28th edition of the two-day AGC, which was held at the Ghala Golf Club from February 2 to 3, saw around 135 golfers participating. 

His Highness Sayyid Azzan bin Qais Al Said was the guest of honour at the ceremony held on the final day, which was graced by a host of dignitaries. The Assarain Classic ended with its tradition of raffling off a Hublot watch, which was won by Ahmed Zakwani.

Fantastic tournament
The ecstatic champion of the AGC called it a “fantastic tournament”.  Ahmed Wahaibi said that it felt “great to win a competition of this stature”.

Thanking his playing partners, he also noted that it was a pleasure to partake in the event and thanked the sponsor Assarain Group of Companies.

Electric atmosphere
Ahmed Al Farsi, general manager of Ghala Golf Club, who managed the event, said: “The atmosphere was electric from the first day. I was truly amazed by the participation and overall feel of the 2024 AGC. 

We were oversubscribed and had to have a cut off for players as we unfortunately could not fit all of them in, but overall, it was a tremendous occasion.”

Bigger and better
Commenting upon the success of the event, Ibrahim Al Wahaibi, director of Assarain Group of Companies, said: “I would like to congratulate all the winners in the respective categories and would like to thank all the participants. With the success of the 2024 event, we are committed to making the AGC tournament bigger and better in the coming years while maintaining our strong professional standards of hosting one of the oldest golf tournaments in the Sultanate.” 

The AGC is co-sponsored by Mistal and The Bodyshop.

2024 Assarain Golf Classic winner list:

Men’s Gross: 1 st Winner: Ahmed Al Wahaibi (72+74) 146 Gross, 2nd R/Up: Azaan Al Rumhy (75+74) 149 Gross, 3rd R/Up: Ruwan Jayasinghe (76+80) 156 Gross, Men’s Net: 1st Winner: Majid Al Toky (71+69) 140 Net, 2nd R/Up: Ahmed Nur (72+71) 143 Net C/B,  3rd R/Up: Ali Hameed (74+69) 143 Net  

Ladies: Gross: Emma Merritt (85+91) 176 Gross, R/Up: Jameela Daud (96+98) 194,  Net: Venus Mangadlao (81+69) 150 Net,  R/Up: Natalie Segers (81+79) 160 Net

Junior Under 18: Gross: Adam Al Barwani (86+77) 163 Gross, Net: Faris Al Busaidi (71+75) 146 Net

Junior Under 13: Gross: Dineth Jayasinghe (87+85) 172 Gross, Net: Taimur Al Busaidi (76+72) 148 Net
Distance On Course Features: Day 1: NTP 2nd Hole: Suhail Al Riyami, NTP 5th Hole: Muhamad Kusuma, NTP 12th Hole: Vishal Dhawan, NTP 15th Hole: Ahmed Al Wahaibi, 2nd Best Shot 18th Hole: Ali Hameed, Day 2: NTP 2nd Hole: Raashid Ali, NTP 5th Hole: Ahmed Al Balushi, NTP 12th Hole: Faisal Al Adawi, NTP 15th Hole: Azaan Al Rumhy, 2nd Best Shot 18th Hole: Hari Sudono, Day 1 Best Net – Amjad Al Toky 68 Net, Day 2 Best Net – Masoud Al Barwani 68 Net, Day 1 Best Gross – Ahmed Al Wahaibi 72 Gross, Day 2 Best Gross – Azzan Al Rumhy 74 Gross.

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